EasyJet buys Thomas Cook airport slots at Gatwick and Bristol for $46 million

FILE PHOTO: Passengers board an easyJet plane at Nantes-Atlantique airport in Bouguenais, near Nantes, France, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) has bought failed travel company Thomas Cook’s take-off and landing slots at London Gatwick and Bristol airports for 36 million pounds ($46.13 million), it said on Friday.

EasyJet acquired 12 summer slot pairs and 8 winter slot pairs at Gatwick, plus six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol, in the deal. The airline added that contractual terms had been concluded.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Jan Harvey

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