Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia is a Danish charter airline headquartered in Copenhagen and part of the Thomas Cook Group. It operates flights to leisure destinations mainly in the Mediterranean as well as some long-haul service from several bases in the Nordic Countries.
|Parent company||Thomas Cook Group|
|Key people||Tom Clausen, CEO|
The airline's roots trace back to two airlines: Conair of Scandinavia, owned by Danish Spies Group and Scanair, of the Swedish SLG - Scandinavian Leisure Group, when the two charter airlines were merged, and established on 1 January 1994 as Premiair. In 1994, SLG was acquired by Airtours, and the airline's fleet repainted to match its new sister airline Airtours International, though maintaining the name Premiair. In 1996, the SLG Group (now owned by Airtours) acquires Spies Group.
In November 2001, Airtours became the MyTravel Group, and in 2002 Airtours International and Premiair were re-branded as MyTravel Airways and MyTravel Airways A/S, respectively. On 12 February 2007, it was announced that MyTravel Group would merge with the Thomas Cook Group, subsequently merging MyTravel Airways into the British Thomas Cook Airlines during the Winter season 2007-2008. MyTravel Airways A/S was re-branded as Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia on 8 May 2008. The company today has several European sister airlines including Thomas Cook Airlines and Condor.
A Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Airbus A330-300 set a record for the fastest ground speed across the Atlantic Ocean in January 2015 due to strong winds, when it flew from Cuba to Oslo at a ground speed of 1255.6 km/h.
As of January 2019, the Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia fleet consists of the following aircraft:
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