EasyJet lands Thomas Cook Birmingham slots

The take-off and landing slots at Birmingham Airport of collapsed holiday firm Thomas Cook have been bought by EasyJet for an undisclosed amount.

The budget airline has also bought slots at London Gatwick and Bristol, as well as Manchester and Stansted.

Thomas Cook entered an insolvency process in September.

This latest deal is the latest in a series of sell-offs of the former holiday giant’s business. In October, Hays Travel bought all 555 Thomas Cook retail outlets in a move which saved 2,500 jobs.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Fosun, the owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers bought Thomas Cook’s online and social media intellectual property.