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IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedMarch 2000
Ceased operations31 March 2003 (rebranded as Thomas Cook Airlines)
Focus cities
Fleet size49
Destinationssee Thomas Cook Airlines
HeadquartersCommonwealth House, Manchester Airport & Concorde House, Gatwick Airport

JMC Air Services (also known as JMC Air, JMC Airlines or simply JMC and stylised as jmc) was a UK charter airline formed by the merger of Caledonian Airways and Flying Colours Airlines, following the purchase of Thomas Cook & Son by the Carlson Leisure Group. JMC Air was named after the initials of the son of Thomas Cook, John Mason Cook. The airline was rebranded in March 2003 to form Thomas Cook Airlines. The airline served seat-only customers directly and package holiday customers via Thomas Cook Holidays and Airtours Holidays.


It started operating under the name from March 2000. The main operating bases were London Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport. Aircraft were also stationed at London Stansted Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Bristol Airport, Glasgow International Airport, Cardiff Airport and Newcastle Airport.

At the start of operations the fleet consisted of Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft. Subsequently, the airline became the first UK operator of the stretched Boeing 757-300. Thomas Cook was sold to C&N Touristic of Germany in 2000. On 31 March 2003 Thomas Cook rebranded the airline along with its other airlines as Thomas Cook Airlines.[1]


JMC operated the following aircraft before rebranding.[2]

A JMC Air Airbus A320-200 taxiing at Manchester Airport in 1999
JMC Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Airbus A320-200 10 180
Airbus A330-200 2 354
Boeing 757-200 16 235
Boeing 757-300 2 280
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 2 291

JMC were the first UK operator to use the Boeing 757-300.[3]


See: Thomas Cook Airlines destinations


  1. ^ JMC Fades Away
  2. ^ JMC fleet
  3. ^ "News Releases/Statements". MediaRoom. Retrieved 1 August 2016.