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Thomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds Bradford

Thomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds Bradford

Thomas Cook Airlines has announced a new base at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

The low-cost carrier arrived at the airport at the weekend to reveal the Airbus A320 which will be permanently based at the Yorkshire terminal.

Flights to 17 destinations from Leeds Bradford will be served by the new plane. Services to mainland Spain as well as the Balearics, the Canaries, Malta and Greece will be launched.

Thomas Cook will also offer routes to Portugal, Turkey and Cyprus from its new Leeds base.

"We took the decision to base an aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport this summer due to [the] popularity of and the demand for the flights that we offer," explained Frank Pullman, managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines.

Another airline currently expanding at Leeds Bradford is Jet2. Last week the low-cost carrier announced eight new destinations from the Yorkshire airport due to start over the course of the summer, with flights to Hamburg and Madrid already available.

Services to to Sardinia, Paphos, Crete, Avignon, La Rochelle and Jersey will be added by the end of May.

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