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Old 09-23-2019, 02:34 PM   #1
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Looks like Thomas Cook is shutting down operations. It's always sad for me to see any airline close its doors. I had no idea this company has been around for that long, which makes it even more sad news.

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Old 09-23-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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The Airline it self is not that old. Air World, PeachAir, Caledonian and Flying Colours merged to form JMC Air in 2000( Initials stand for John Mason Cook, son of Thomas Cook) and that was the start of the Airline propper. It then changed its name to Thomas Cook Airlines in 2002. In 2007 the Thomas Cook Group and Mytravel Group merged tour operations in 50/50 merger, whilst the Thomas Cook Holidays absorbed the Mytravel Holiday brands into its operation the Airline did the opposite. Thomas Cook Airlines was merged into Mytravel Airways under the Mytravel AOC cert and Mytravel Airways changed its name to Thomas Cook Airlines. The Airline merger was very acrimonious for the crew of both Airlines for many years.
Mytravel Airways had originally been called Airtours Interantional and changed its name to Mytravel around 2003 whilst fighting to survive itself.
The German part of the Airline had been called Condor before changing to Thomas Cook, but due to branding itentity issues it changed back to Condor and became the 'tail that wagged the dog' in the Airline group.
Thomas Cook Scandinavia had originally been the Airtours subsidiary Premiair which in tern had originated from a merger of Connair and Scanair.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:43 PM   #3
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Sad news indeed. What’s to become of Condor? I notice that Spanish registered Thomas Cook aircraft are still operating.

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Condor’s weekly flights to Whitehorse in the summer from Germany made it an “International Airport.” I wonder if they’ll find another airline to fill that role...
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:24 PM   #5
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My understanding is that the European subsidiary Airlines will continue to operate as will the Tour Operators until buyers can be found. The UK arm ceased trading this morning at 2.00am as it is illegal in the UK to operate as a company if insolvent.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
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Where is that airport? where the aircraft flies over the road, almost as good as St Marten.
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I watched FR24 last night and listened on my scanner to nearby GLA as the last Thomas Cook flights arrived and were instructed to follow a ground vehicle by ATC to remote stands. One pilot commented, "Ah, I guess we know why we're parking there..." voice cracking with emotion.
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Where is that airport? where the aircraft flies over the road, almost as good as St Marten.
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I bet these airbuses Will be sold fast.

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I bet these airbuses Will be sold fast.
Most likely absorbed by Lufthansa.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:18 AM   #11
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I love aviation, but glad I love it from afar and never worked in the cut-throat industry!
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:17 PM   #12
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Hope the great Condor survives. At least it's not dead yet. Would be sad, since Condor has been in the black.

Lufthansa will hesitate to buy them. They might be interested in Condors brand name after a bankcruptcy. But neither in their ancient fleet nor adopting condor employees contracts.
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