Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia

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Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
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IATA
DK
ICAO
VKG
Callsign
VIKING
Founded 2004
Focus cities Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Malmö, Billund, Helsinki
Fleet size 12 (+8 orders)
Destinations 38
Parent company Thomas Cook Group
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Website www.thomascookairlines.dk

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia is a charter airline based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden, operating inclusive tour flights to holiday destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as long-haul services, out of its base at Copenhagen Airport and other airports in the Nordic Countries.[1] The company is part of the Thomas Cook airline network, together with Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Condor.

History[edit]

The airline's roots trace back to two airlines: Conair of Scandinavia, owned by Danish Spies Group and Scanair, of the Swedish SLG - Scandinavian Leisure Group, when the two charter airlines were merged, and established on 1 January 1994 as Premiair. In 1994, SLG was acquired by Airtours Plc (UK), and the airline's fleet repainted to match its new sister airline Airtours International, though maintaining the name Premiair. In 1996, the SLG Group (now owned by Airtours) acquires Spies Group. In November 2001, Airtours Plc changed its name to MyTravel Group Plc, and in 2002 Airtours International and Premiair were re-branded as MyTravel Airways and MyTravel Airways A/S, respectively. On 12 February 2007, it was announced that MyTravel Group would merge with Thomas Cook AG, subsequently merging MyTravel Airways into Thomas Cook Airlines during the Winter season 2007-2008. MyTravel Airways A/S was re-branded as Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia on 8 May 2008.

Destinations[edit]

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia centeres its operations around the Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. It also has operations out of Helsinki and other airports in the Nordic countries.

Around the World flights[edit]

To celebrate two of (then) MyTravel's main tour operators (Spies and Ving) 50th anniversaries, a trip around the world in 21 days was arranged, which took off on 22 April 2006, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The route was as follows: Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamilton, Canada; San Francisco, USA; Honolulu, Hawaii; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Sydney, Australia; Sandakan, Malaysia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Agra, India; Muscat, Oman; Cairo, Egypt and back to Copenhagen and Stockholm. This trip was a complete success, so much so, that it was repeated the following year. On 18 April 2007, a new group of Scandinavians took off for another trip around the world in 21 days. The route was slightly changed this time: Scandinavia; Toronto, Canada; San Francisco, USA; Honolulu; Nadi, Fiji; Sydney, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Muscat, Oman and back to Scandinavia.

Fleet[edit]

As of December 2012, the Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 8.8 years:

Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-214 2 0 177 replaced by A321neo[2]
Airbus A321-211 6 0 211 replaced by A321neo[3]
Airbus A321neo 0 8 211
Airbus A330-200 1 0 323
Airbus A330-300 3 0 396
Total 12 8

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