History

1956

Condor’s tourism flight operation begins on March 29th with a pilgrimage flight to the "Holy Land". Within the first year of operation, Majorca and the Canary Island of Tenerife are already added to the flight schedule.

2003

Thomas Cook Airlines UK Ltd (the new name for JMC Airlines) is formally launched by HRH The Duke of York at Manchester Airport on 27th March.

2013

The four airlines Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium form the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The technical services of all four airlines are united in the collective "Group Maintenance Organization" - short GMO.
Since October 1st, all companies within the Thomas Cook Group plc. are united under a common symbol: The Sunny Heart. All aircraft of the group get a new livery in the new Corporate Design.
The newly established Group Airlines Management Board works in horizontal responsibilities across the four markets.

 

 

2014

The four airlines Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium form the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The technical services of all four airlines are united in the collective "Group Maintenance Organization" - short GMO.
Since October 1st, all companies within the Thomas Cook Group plc. are united under a common symbol: The Sunny Heart. All aircraft of the group get a new livery in the new Corporate Design.
The newly established Group Airlines Management Board works in horizontal responsibilities across the four markets.

2015

It is the year of unification. With the introduction of a new kind of Duty-Free shopping "Airshoppen" throughout the Thomas Cook Group Airlines a next step is made. Followed by the implementation of the Centralised Load Control (CLC) and signing of the CLC contract on July 1st with the company Air Dispatch, the load planning procedures for all four airlines are managed under one roof. At the end of the year, LSG Skychefs becomes catering partner for all four Group Airlines.
Another milestone in 2015 is the introduction of the group wide IT system altéa. The integration of altéa is one of the largest IT projects in the history of the four airlines. By unifying the IT systems across the group, the airlines are able to implement a customer centric strategy offering a single consolidated customer touch point with comprehensive real time information.

 

 

2016

Condor celebrates its 60th birthday. On March 29th 1956, the first Condor aircraft started from Frankfurt to Jerusalem.

Three Boeing 767 and one Airbus A330 join the Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ fleet.

2017

With four new US destinations; New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Diego and San Francisco the North America portfolio for the leisure airline has been extended to 21.

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