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Thomas Cook offers Holidaymakers even more choice from Southampton Airport

Holidaymakers travelling from Southampton Airport for next year’s summer holiday will now have even more to choose from when booking with tour operators Thomas Cook, Airtours or Direct Holidays.

In addition to the popular hotspots already on sale with these operators, the exciting new destination of Menorca has been added, with direct flights from Southampton into Mahon operating every Sunday from 29th May to 25th September 2011. 

 From family fun in unspoilt resorts, to the romance of secluded coves and an unhurried chill-out atmosphere that couples just love, this Balearic island offers holidays to suit all budgets and tastes, to keep visitors returning year after year.

 For more information about Summer 2011 holidays and flights from Southampton Airport, log on to,, or, or visit the nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places store.

 Earlier this year, Thomas Cook, Airtours and Direct Holidays announced they would be offering a flight from Southampton to Palma, Majorca, every Saturday from 28th May to 17th September 2011.

 Richard Calvert, Managing Director for Mainstream Tour Operations at Thomas Cook UK & Ireland, said: “We know and understand that people like to use their regional airport wherever possible, and we're committed to doing just that for those looking to take a holiday from the Southampton region.  We're excited to be able to confirm this new route and look forward to working really closely with the airport in 2011."

 Dave Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, added: “We are delighted to welcome Thomas Cook to Southampton Airport for 2011.  The excellent morning departure times from Southampton to both Menorca and Majorca mean holidaymakers can start their holiday sooner, and get even more of the day to relax.”

Offers departing from Southampton

Airtours Sunstar - 7 nights in Menorca from £1,519 family of 4 **Half Term**

Staying at the 3 star Hi! Binimar Resort in Cala’n Forcat on all inclusive – 29th May 2011, 0844 871 6636 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places 

 Thomas Cook Holidays with Style - 7 nights in Menorca from £535 per person

Staying at the 4 star Cala Galdana Hotel in Cala Galdana on half board –5th June 2011, 0844 412 5970 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places  

Airtours - 7 nights in Majorca from £1,863 family of 4 **Summer Holidays/free kids place**

Staying at the 3 star Hotel Lagomonte in Alcudia on all-inclusive –  23rd July 2011, 0844 871 6636 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places 

Thomas Cook - 7 nights in Majorca from £644 per person

Staying at the 3 star Hotel Barcelo Ponent Playa in Cala d’Or on all-inclusive – 3rd Sept 2011, 0844 412 5970 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places  

 About Thomas Cook UK & Ireland:

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 19,000 employees.  The company has a network of more than 800 high street stores (Thomas Cook and Going Places), leading websites (,  and, and some of the world's favourite travel brands.

These brands include Airtours, Club 18-30, Cresta, Cruise Thomas Cook, Direct Holidays, Elegant Resorts, Flexibletrips,, Gold Medal,, Manos,, Neilson,, Panorama, Pure Luxury, Style Holidays, Sunset, Sunworld Holidays, Swiss Travel Service, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Signature and Thomas Cook Sport.  

Thomas Cook Airlines operates a fleet of 44 aircraft from 19 regional airports to destinations worldwide. 

Thomas Cook offers a range of financial services including foreign exchange, the Thomas Cook Credit Card, the Thomas Cook Cash Passport (the new generation of travellers' cheques), and a wide range of travel insurance policies.  It is FSA regulated for its travel insurance, which is underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland Ltd.

Thomas Cook also has a leading publishing division offering a comprehensive portfolio of over 300 independently authored travel guidebooks to more than 150 destinations across the world.  

Thomas Cook is an Official Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the exclusive partner for UK short breaks and trips to the Games.  Thomas Cook's London 2012 packages will go on sale in 2011 and will include accommodation, transport and event tickets.   

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is part of Thomas Cook Group plc (