Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural Tobago flight took off earlier, reinforcing its 17-route-strong long-haul portfolio, which already makes it the largest carrier to the USA from Manchester.
At the start of their journey to the island’s amazing hotels and beaches, customers were treated to a steel band and carnival dancers at check-in and more music, food and cocktails at the departure gate.
Thomas Cook Airlines’ Director of Sales and Planning, Henry Sunley, said: “This is such an amazing day for our customers who want some luxurious winter sun.
“Furthermore, our sister airline Condor, also started a new route from Munich to Tobago and Barbados this weekend.
“This new route perfectly complements the Thomas Cook Group Airlines routes from Frankfurt and Manchester.”
Seven Thomas Cook retail agents were also on the flight to find out more about what the islands have to offer UK holidaymakers.
Stephen Turner, commercial director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see Thomas Cook Airlines starting another long haul route from Manchester.
“Tobago is a beautiful island and the ideal destination for those looking for some winter sun.
“We’re confident it will prove hugely popular with the 22 million people in our catchment area.”