Thomas Cook Airlines (Group) is a British airline operating both charter and regular flights from airports in England, Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden), Finland, Germany, and Spain. Headquartered in Manchester, England. Thomas Cook Airlines Group includes Thomas Cook Airlines UK (Great Britain), Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (Denmark), Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics (Spain) and Condor (Germany).
The base airline was formed in 1999 under the name JMC, as a result of the merger of Flying Colors and Caledonian Airways. On March 31, 2003, JMC rebranded and changed its name to Thomas Cook AG.
In 2008, Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group PLC merged again to create Thomas Cook Airlines. The renewed airline began work for the summer season of 2008, with a fleet of Airbus A320, A321, and A330 aircraft, and also began the gradual abandonment of the Boeing 757-200, -300 and 767-300ER.
In 2013, all Thomas Cook Airlines’ subsidiaries in the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, and Germany merged into a single operating segment of the Thomas Cook Group.
Thomas Cook operates flights to destinations in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia. The airline also operates charter flights around the world from the UK for its own Thomas Cook Tour Operations tour operator and some others.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airlines were awarded three stars.
- Thomas Cook Airlines ranks 36th in the Safest Airlines in the World 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.