Thomas Cook has announced an addition of over 29,000 extra seats on flights from Cardiff Airport for summer 2019.

This is a 22% increase in capacity and the airline is introducing a larger Airbus A321 to its services from Cardiff.

For the first time since 2012, Thomas Cook Airlines will operate seven destinations from April:

  • Arrecife and Tenerife (Canary Islands)
  • Antalya and Dalaman (Turkey)
  • Larnaca (Cyprus)
  • Majorca (Balearic Islands)
  • Enfidha (Tunisia)

In 2019 the school Easter holidays are in April.

Rhodes and Zakynthos (Greek Islands), Ibiza (Balearic Islands) and Reus (Spain) will begin in May.

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, said: “Today’s welcome announcement is a great start to 2019. Thomas Cook Airlines is one of a number of airlines that have shown confidence in Cardiff Airport over the past couple of years and recognising its potential, by adding more capacity and, in turn, stimulating choice for our customers.

“Thomas Cook Airlines’ exciting announcement also comes at the time of the year when customers are searching for great deals for their summer holidays, so it’s very welcome news and an exciting start to the year.”

Henry Sunley, commercial director at Thomas Cook Airlines, said: “Cardiff Airport is a key airport for Thomas Cook Airlines. Increasing capacity at the Airport allows us to offer local customers even more choice and flexibility.

“We are especially pleased to be able to do so at the start of the year, at a time when we know our customers are looking to book some summer sun!”