Cooper is best known for his 16 years at Tui, where he was latterly head of commercial – airports, before setting up Can Do Aviation in 2016.
Flylolo aims to be cheaper than low cost carriers in peak season and will operate from Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Southampton to the Canaries this winter.
Cooper said he was most excited about expansion from Southampton. “For summer 2019, Flylolo is operating 14 routes from Southampton to a range of Mediterranean destinations, which represents significant growth over the single Skiathos flight operating this summer.”
He added: “Southampton airport, with its excellent rail and road links offers a real alternative to Gatwick, which is operating close to full capacity.”