The Thomas Cook Group Airline is taking delivery of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft – which will be added to the Condor fleet for the 2019 summer flight schedule.
The aircraft will be in service for Thomas Cook Airlines UK from winter 2019/20 afterwards. The group airline recently announced to include two further Airbus A321 for summer 2019, and will have a total of 105 aircraft. Its short and medium-haul fleet has been expanded by four additional owned aircraft in total compared to the previous year.
The two Airbus A321s fly for Condor and are stationed in Leipzig and Hanover in summer 2019. In Leipzig, Condor is significantly increasing capacity with around 100,000 additional seats to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Turkey and Egypt.
Another A321 is flying in Germany as well, the fourth aircraft completes the A321 fleet of Thomas Cook Airlines UK.
The fleet growth is part of a focus on operational stability during high season. “Using additional aircraft of our own is another measure to live up to our quality promise next summer, even during the high season,” said Thomas Cook Group chief airline officer, Christoph Debus.
With the additional aircraft, the group airline has further reserves available and has hired additional personnel on the ground and in the air. As part of an internal project, numerous other measures were implemented to ensure stable flight operations in the summer of 2019.