3 Nov 2014

Thomas Cook Airlines new route to Hurghada from Newcastle International Airport begins


Following the arrival earlier this year of two brand new Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 aircraft at Newcastle International Airport, and a successful summer season that saw the airlines’ schedule include daily flying to Dalaman, customers can now enjoy wintersun in Hurghada, Egypt, courtesy of the new Thomas Cook Airlines route that launched today.  

Christoph Debus, CEO Thomas Cook Airlines said, “After a great summer season at Newcastle Airport, which uniquely saw two of our brand new aircraft based together, we’re pleased to see the winter season begin with our new route on one of our new aircraft.

“Newcastle Airport is a fantastic partner for our airline, and it’s great news that holidaymakers from across the North East will be able to travel to this popular winter destination and look ahead to even more routes next summer.”              

Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle Airport, said, “It’s great news for the North East that Thomas Cook has now introduced Hurghada into their program, operating the service weekly on one of their brand new state-of-the-art A321s. We believe this service will be especially popular for leisure travellers who want to enjoy guaranteed sunshine and world-class diving in the spectacular Red Sea.

“It’s great to see more choice on offer from Newcastle Airport and for summer 2015 passengers can look forward to even more choice with the introduction of new routes from Thomas Cook to Santorini and Varna.”

This summer, the two Newcastle-based aircraft, in Thomas Cook airline’s new Sunny Heart livery, took hundreds of holidaymakers to destinations across Europe and North Africa.  New Thomas Cook routes from Newcastle for next summer to Santorini and Varna (Bulgaria) have recently been announced and, along with an additional flight to Enfida, flight only offers and holidays are on sale now. 

Thomas Cook Airlines has introduced a total of six new A321 aircraft across its UK fleet this year.  The airline serves 24 destinations from Newcastle International Airport, with over 200,000 passengers each year flying with the airline.

As well as calling into any of Thomas Cook, Co-operative Travel or independent travel stores in the Newcastle area, Thomas Cook Airlines’ flight-only offers are available at www.thomascookairlines.com.  Thomas Cook holidays available at www.thomascook.com, or by calling 0844 412 5970.