Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium

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Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
Thomas Cook Airlines.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HQ TCW THOMAS COOK
Founded December 2001
Commenced operations March 2002
Operating bases Brussels Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 36
Parent company Thomas Cook Group
Headquarters Zaventem, Belgium
Key people Jean-Christophe Degen
Website thomascookairlines.be

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium is a Belgian leisure airline owned by the Thomas Cook Group. It operates scheduled flights to destinations throughout Europe and Africa from its base at Brussels Airport.

History[edit]

The airline was established on 12 December 2001 by the Thomas Cook Group to serve the Belgian holiday market, and started operations on 13 March 2002. Until January 2004, flight tickets could only be purchased via travel agencies as part of package tours; since then individual seat reservations are also possible. The airline has several sister companies, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Condor, all of which have a joint fleet management.

In March 2017, parent company Thomas Cook announced its intention to sell its Belgian operations to Lufthansa. Therefore, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium will be shut down by late October 2017 with two aircraft and all traffic rights being handed to Brussels Airlines. Its three remaining aircraft will be relocated to Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium's sister companies. This would have lead to the layoff of 40 non-flying staff members, but the Dutch group SHS Aviation announced it would take over flight licences and the remaining 40 employees, and integrate them into the reestablished VLM Airlines.[1][2][3]

Destinations[edit]

As of October 2017, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium flies to 36 destinations in Cape Verde, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and several European countries.[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

A Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Airbus A320-200

As of October 2017, the Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Airbus A320-200 4 180 180
Total 4

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External links[edit]

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