2 Aug 2013


DATE - 01-08-13

Thomas Cook Airlines has announced even more seats will be available on flights taking off from Newcastle International Airport next summer, all made possible with the addition of a day’s flying to Dalaman, Turkey – meaning the airline will have daily departures to this popular destination in 2014 and further cementing its long term partnership with the airport.

Coupled with the addition of a new-for-2014 flight to the popular Greek Island of Kos, there will be more choice for holidaymakers for next summer, with some great holiday deals already available.   

Rob Thompson, Thomas Cook Airline’s Director of Planning, said, “It’s great news that we’re able to offer holidaymakers in the North East even more choices for their summer break to Turkey or Greece from Newcastle International with our new flights.

“Newcastle International is a great partner for us and we’re extremely pleased that we’re able to offer an increased schedule for both our flight-only and holiday customers.  We’ve worked with the airport for many successful years and we’re very excited about developing our partnership even further.”   

Dave Laws, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport added, “It’s great to see Thomas Cook Airlines recognising the demand which exists in the region for flying from Newcastle International Airport, and with increased flexibility we’re hoping that passengers will take advantage of these extra seats in 2014 to help encourage even more growth in the future.”

Thomas Cook Airlines serves 24 destinations from Newcastle Airport, with over 200,000 holidaymakers (which equates to 400,000 passengers) through the airport each year.

As well as calling into any of Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel stores in the Newcastle area, Thomas Cook Airlines’ flight-only offers are available at www.flythomascook.com.  Flights to Dalaman in September and October in 2013 are available from £48.99 (outbound flight, including tax, excluding baggage and meals), with flights in 2014 available now from £65.99.    

Thomas Cook’s Summer 2014 holidays available now at www.thomascook.com, or by calling 0844 412 5970.

Commenting on the increase in local departures to Turkey and Greece, Thomas Cook Newcastle Northumberland Street branch manager Sandra Foreman said, “We always see demand for local departures from Newcastle Airport - it’s the first thing people ask for.  These new flights will mean that we are now able to offer even more holidays and different durations to our top destinations – great news for holidaymakers in our region.”