Summer has well and truly started for Thomas Cook Airlines, with the inaugural flight to Mykonos taking place today from Manchester Airport. Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan launched the new route by cutting celebratory cake at check-in
Meanwhile refreshments and music entertained customers at the gate and once on board they were able to enjoy free food from James Martin’s new summer onboard menu, which features mouth-watering treats like slow-braised balsamic beef and roast chicken breast available on board.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, said: “It’s a pleasure to be here today at Manchester Airport to launch Thomas Cook Airlines’ new service to Mykonos.
“Mykonos is a great destination for sun-seekers looking for a well-deserved break and it’s great to see so many passengers here today jetting off to the Greek island.
“Engagements like this are always heart-warming and fun to do, especially seeing so many happy and smiley people going off on their holidays.”
This week also sees the start of a new route from Manchester to Split, Croatia, with Thomas Cook Airlines. Flights to this culturally rich city and gateway some of the most beautiful parts of Croatia start from £39 one-way.
Aviation director for Thomas Cook, James Burrows, said: “This is a really exciting year for Thomas Cook Airlines at Manchester Airport, with two fantastic new routes just this week offering both independent travellers and package holiday customers some great new destinations on our airline.”