Former Tui executive Paul Cooper has joined low cost Atol flight operator start-up Flylolo.

He has been recruited help drive the company’s business development working with CEO Paul Dendle, ex-boss of flight-only company Avro.

Cooper worked at Tui for 16 years as head of commercial – airports before setting up consultancy Can Do Aviation in 2016.

He said: “Flylolo is operating flights to the Canary Islands from Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow covering peak holiday dates this winter.

“However, it is the development of the summer programme from Southampton airport which I am also excited about.

“Southampton airport with its excellent rail and road links offers a real alternative to Gatwick, which is operating close to full capacity.

“For summer 2019 Flylolo is operating 14 routes from Southampton to a range of Mediterranean destinations, which represents significant growth over the single Skiathos flight operating this summer.”

Dendle said: “I’m delighted that we now have Paul Cooper working with us bringing his valuable experience and knowledge to the team as we grow and develop our business.

“We are keen to maximise sales distribution for Flylolo which Paul Cooper will also be working on.”