Thomas Cook Balearics has been granted its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in Spain. This allows the carrier to start operations. The launch is planned for this Saturday.

“The new AOC for Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is an important step for our whole Group Airline,” Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer Thomas Cook Group said. “In the highly competitive short and medium haul market we will gain an advantage with greater operational flexibility at a competitive cost. At the same point we can increase our customer experience by maintain closer control over the quality and product on board.”

Thomas Cook Balearics is part of Thomas Cook Group’s latest expansion plans. The new carrier will be mostly used to support Thomas Cook’s most popular pre-existing routes in the area according to seasonal demand. The airline will initially replace third party leases operating flights for Condor, another Thomas Cook subsidiary.

Thomas Cook Balearics will be launched with five Airbus a320 aircraft.

Thomas Cook recently launched Thomas Cook Aviation in Germany after Air Berlin filed for insolvency.

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