An additional Airbus A321 is to be deployed by Thomas Cook Airlines at Gatwick from this summer.

Flights will serve Turkey, Tunisia, the Canary Islands and Balearics.

The airline’s ninth Gatwick-based aircraft will add 140,000 seats a year from the airport from May.

Two additional daily Gatwick flights will run between May 24 and October 31.

Thomas Cook Airlines’ chief airlines officer Christoph Debus said: “We’re very pleased to expand our Gatwick programme by 12% this summer.

“It means we can take more customers to some of our most popular short and mid-haul holiday destinations, including Turkey where we are seeing particularly strong demand, and Tunisia, which is proving very popular.”

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