On the 22nd September 2019, discussions between shareholders and RBS are ongoing with Thomas Cook Group. No one knows what would happen untill Peter said that no deal could be reached.
Its been a year (23rd)
This isn’t a mis-type but 1 year ago today Thomas Cook Group PLC collapsed with immediate affect. Sadly, the only airline lost was Thomas Cook with Condor flying the same day with Thomas Cook Scandanvia resuming shorty after and then been rebranded to Sunclass a few months after
This wasn’t just an airline
Thomas Cook was the WORLD’S oldest package holiday at the time of collapse. It only launched as an airline in 2008 after merging with airline MyTravel. Thomas Cook first launched as a brand with a train journey across the UK to Liverpool.
Operation Matterhorn was launched to bring back 150,000 holiday makers which was the largest peace time repatriation of people before the Coronavirus outbreak for the UK. It also put 22,000 jobs at risk and millions of people’s holidays cancelled immediately.
The operation to bring people back included a Malaysia Airlines A380-800 and the Hi Fly A380. Many others were used including BA A320, Euro Atlantic 767, Atlas Air 747, Hi Fly A340 and more.
Luckily, all people who worked at all 555 shops jobs were saved after Hays Travel brought all the stores. While earlier this month, Fosun relaunched Thomas Cook as an online travel agent. Most of the planes have new owners or are on the brink of joining a new airline. Sadly 3, A330-200s (G-OMYT, G-MDBD, G-MLJL) look to be been scrapped at Manchester in October this year.
Aircraft at Collapse
These do not include aircraft wet leased like Avion Express or Smartlynx
Most of them were parked at Manchester and Gatwick while some stored at others.
Location of the stored aircraft (23/09/19)
G-TCXB (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCXC (Glasgow EGPF/GLA)
G-TCXD (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-CHTZ (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-OMYT (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-MLJL (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-MDBD (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCVA (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCVB (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCVC (Bristol EGGW/BRS)
G-TCVD (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-DHJH (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-NIKO (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDA (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDB (Bristol EGGW/BRS)
G-TCDC (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCDD (Glasgow EGPF/GLA)
G-TCDE (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCDF (Belfast Aldergrove EGAA/BFS)
G-TCDG (Glasgow EGPF/GLA)
G-TCDH (Glasgow EGPF/GLA)
G-TCDJ (Birmingham EGBB/BHX)
G-TCDK (Birmingham EGBB/BHX)
G-TCDL (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCDM (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCDN (Newcastle EGNT/NCL)
G-TCDO (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDP (Newcastle EGNT/NCL)
G-TCDR (Birmingham EGBB/BHX)
G-TCDW (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDV (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDX (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
G-TCDY (Manchester EGCC/MAN)
G-TCDZ (London Gatwick EGKK/LGW)
Last EVER flight
G-MLJL touched down just after 8am local ending the airline and history as we knew it
Everyone, thanks for reading. Any feedback or questions will be greatly appreciated.