Flights: TUI revealed today they are adding two million seats to holiday favourites (Image: Getty Images)
TUI will be launching around 10,000 more flights next year as it recruits pilots and cabin crew from Thomas Cook. Rival holiday company Thomas Cook collapsed on 23 September 2019, leaving 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded abroad. Now TUI has announced they will be offering even more holiday opportunities to Britons - as well as supplying jobs to former Thomas Cook staff. TUI revealed today they are adding two million seats to holiday favourites including Turkey, Greece, Balearics, Canaries, Egypt, Mexico and Florida for 2020.
Flights: TUI adds thousands of flights for 2020 after Thomas Cook collapse - latest news
It was not said whether the airline would be flying to Cuba - a destination where Thomas Cook was the only operator on a number of holiday routes.
The world’s largest holiday company will fly from popular airports including Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow to its expansive range of hotels.
TUI also revealed it will offer more 7, 10, 11 and 14-night durations as it “sticks with its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice for its customers,” the company said in a statement.
These additional flights will create jobs for over 100 Pilots and over 200 cabin crew.
Andrew Flintham, Managing Director TUI UK & Ireland said: “At TUI we’re committed to offering outstanding holidays, flown from local airports to