Airlines of the Thomas Cook Group expand its fleet with new aircraft the first Airbus A321-211 was today in the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder with a solemn ceremony at the Thomas Cook Group passed. From early June, the factory-new Airbus A321 labeled D AIAB for the German holiday airline will fly Condor before the aircraft from February 2014 is assumed by Thomas Cook Airlines UK and then permanently used for departures from the United Kingdom. In the context of harmonization and modernization of its short – and medium-haul fleet Thomas Cook Group had taken a decision in 2010, to renew the fleet of the Group airlines by modern latest generation A320/A321 aircraft. 2016, 23 New aircraft in the three to Thomas Cook Airlines, Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia are recorded. To know more about this subject visit Richard Elman. “Only the airlines of the Thomas Cook Group in a segment were merged in March. That we can already celebrate a very successful example of collaboration and synergy of the airlines, shows us that we are on the right track”, so Ralf Teckentrup, Chairman Thomas Cook Airline Group & Chief Executive Officer Condor. The new Airbus A321 aircraft can be used throughout the Group and correspond to the scale, the Thomas group airlines for the future has set itself with new engine technology and a modern, comfortable facilities for our guests from ecological and practical point of view.” At the ceremonial handover of the new aircraft in the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder were present in addition to Ralf Teckentrup and Heiner Wilkens, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Condor, also Marc Baer, Executive Vice President, as official representative of the lessors air lease Corporation, as well as Christopher Buckley, Executive Vice President Europe, Asia and Pacific at Airbus,. Following the transfer to Berlin-Schonefeld is adapted the aircraft to meet the needs of the German market and the Condor emblem attached.