Bristol Airport: Thomas Cook Airlines launches new summer flying programme with the arrival of two Airbus A321 aircraft

  • New A321 aircraft added to Thomas Cook Airline’s Bristol fleet
  • More flight seats and holidays on offer to the South West

Bristol, UK, 2014-04-29 — /Travel PR News/ — As announced in February, following increased demand from holidaymakers in the region and the best-in-class performance of the airlines’ Bristol operation, Thomas Cook Airlines @FlyTC has today launched its summer flying programme with the arrival of two Airbus A321 aircraft – including a new aircraft in the airlines new Sunny Heart livery.

With a 20 per cent increase in holidays ( and flight-only seats ( on offer with Thomas Cook, the new aircraft – registration G-TCDC – will take customers on holiday to destinations across Europe from 29 April 2014 with its first flight from Bristol to Tenerife (departing 08.00).

Christoph Debus, Thomas Cook Airline’s CEO, said, “Today is a great day for our customers at Bristol Airport as we celebrate the arrival of one of our new aircraft for the summer season.
“Along with adding more flexibility and choice building on the new routes we added last summer, our customers will experience a new level of comfort and reliability.”

Thomas Cook Airlines will introduce a total of six new A321 aircraft across its fleet this summer, cementing the local connection with Airbus’ UK factory in nearby Filton.

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, Bristol Airport said, “It is exciting to see the new Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 flying from Bristol Airport. The introduction of this larger aircraft represents an increase in seat capacity of over 20 per cent for summer 2014.

“With parts of the A321 designed and manufactured locally in the Airbus facility at Filton this is an exciting opportunity for passengers in the region to experience the latest home-grown innovation in aircraft aviation technology.”

Last year Thomas Cook added new holiday destinations of Gran Canaria and Bourgas in Bulgaria, together with the return of the Kos flight. The larger A321 aircraft, replacing last year’s two A320 fleet, will bring more availability for both package holidaymakers and those looking for great flight-only offer from the South West’s leading airport.

As well as holidays and flights available from Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel stores in the Bristol region, Thomas Cook’s Summer 2014 holidays are available at or by calling 0844 412 5970. Seat only sales can be found at

Thomas Cook Airline’s Bristol programme for summer 2014:

Airline Day of the Week
Lanzarote Thursday
Antalya Tuesday / Saturday
Bodrum Monday
Bourgas Friday
Corfu Monday
Dalaman Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Heraklion Tuesday
Ibiza Sunday
Skiathos Wednesday
Kos Thursday
Larnaca Wednesday
Gran Canaria Monday
Mahon Monday / Friday
Enfidha Wednesday / Saturday / Sunday
Majorca Tuesday / Saturday / Sunday
Rhodes Wednesday
Tenerife Tuesday / Friday / Sunday
Zante Thursday / Sunday