Red Sea Holidays has replaced seat capacity lost in the Thomas Cook collapse through partnerships with airlines Fly Egypt and Enter Air.

The operator has revealed revised schedules to Hurghada, with Fly Egypt providing weekly charter flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Gatwick from mid-October, and Enter Air offering a similar programme from December 17 to the end of April 2020.

Fly Egypt’s flights will operate on Mondays from Birmingham, Tuesdays from Manchester and Fridays from Gatwick, with Enter Air services operating from the same airports on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays respectively.

Andrew Grant, Red Sea Holidays managing director, said: “We were aware of the problems Thomas Cook was facing, and plans were already progressing with alternative airlines to secure additional aircraft.

“Fly Egypt has the immediate capacity, operates a modern fleet of aircraft and allows us to quickly supplement the remaining operational flights out of the UK to Hurghada with three of our own.

“Enter Air flights beginning mid-December will originate in the UK so flight departure times are more in line with the UK time zone.”