Jet2.com has snapped up slots at Manchester, Birmingham and Stansted previously belonging to Thomas Cook.
The Official Receiver and special managers KPMG confirmed the sale today (8 November) which was secured for an undisclosed fee.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “The acquisition of these key UK airport slots will play an important role in supporting our continued growth at Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester airports.
“We have been adding more flights and aircraft, resulting in increased capacity, at each of these bases for many years. Today’s announcement is the latest demonstration of our commitment to providing holidaymakers with more choice and flexibility when it comes to flying to sun, city and ski destinations with our award-winning airline.”
The news follows easyJet’s purchase of Cook’s slots at Gatwick and Bristol.
Included among the slots that easyJet now controls are 15 daily summer pairs at Gatwick, which account for 3.5% of the airport’s capacity.