Thomas Cook has announced its second new Airbus A321 will be based at Belfast International Airport with flights commencing tomorrow (13 December).
The new aircraft arrived at the Northern Ireland airport last night ready for the first departure this morning heading to Tenerife.
Thomas Cook Group has 23 A321s on order with six to be used in the UK next summer.
“We are delighted that Belfast is the first base to receive this fantastic new aircraft cementing the longstanding relationship which we have with Thomas Cook. 2013 has marked the airport celebrating its 50th anniversary and also by an appropriate quirk of symmetry it is 25 years since predecessors to the modern-day Thomas Cook began operations from Northern Ireland. This new aircraft marks an important milestone leading into a new era in our partnership,” said Uel Hoey, Belfast International Airport’s business development director.