**Please note, Airtours is now part of the Thomas Cook brand**
Airtours International Airways – Who are they?
Airtours International Airways was launched in March 1991 with just five aircraft. The fleet was the official in-house airline of Airtours Holidays. In 1993, Airtours acquired Aspro Holidays, an Irish based operator offering a wide range of cheap holidays and cheap flights abroad. In 1996, Airtours acquired Scandinavian airline Premiair, which existed for a time under MyTravel Airways. Airtours Holidays traded as part of the MyTravel Group PLC from 2004.
Rebranded as MyTravel Airways
As a result of some financial restructuring, Airtours International Airways was re-branded as MyTravel Airways UK in 2004. The process was part of a larger rebranding project involving the whole MyTravel Group, which is now part of the Thomas Cook Group. MyTravel Airways was a UK based scheduled and chartered airline operating flights for its parent company Thomas Cook Group. MyTravel Airways had operational bases at Belfast International, Birmingham, Manchester and Gatwick, with additional hubs at East Midlands, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff and Newcastle.
My Travel Airways UK merger with Thomas Cook
In June 2007, it was announced that MyTravel Airways UK was to merge with Thomas Cook Airlines, with the Scandinavian subsidiary of MyTravel Airways' to become Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. The merger between these two airlines was completed in 2008.
Airtours Fleet – The previous Airtours fleet
Before its rebranding, Airtours operated the following fleet, of which the majority are now operational as part of the MyTravel Airways UK fleet:
Airbus A320 x 10
Boeing 757 x 6
Airbus A321 x 4
Boeing 767 x 3
Airbus A330-200 x 3
McDonell Douglas DC10 x 2
|Aer Lingus||Air Berlin|
|BMI Baby||British Airways|
|Fly Globespan||Fly Thomas Cook|
|GB Airways||German Wings|
|Virgin Blue||Virgin Express|