The Thomas Cook online travel agency being launched by Fosun has received its Atol licence from the Civil Aviation Authority.

The CAA website has now been updated to show Thomas Cook Tourism (UK) Company Limited has been granted the licence under Atol number 11806.

The initial licence is for 364 passengers to the end of this month.


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Its website, thomascook.com, now has an option for customers to sign up for updates about the company.

Sources close to the company said last week that the new OTA would carry less than 50,000 passengers in its first year.

Travel Weekly understands the company is due to officially launch the week commencing September 14.

Chinese conglomerate Fosun acquired the Cook brand for £11 million in November 2019 following the travel giant’s collapse in September last year.

Fosun, previously Cook’s largest shareholder, purchased the rights to brands including Casa Cook and Cook’s Club, and is understood to be planning to rekindle the company’s ‘sunny heart’ logo for the new venture.

Earlier this year, Travel Weekly reported that Fosun had created a team of 15 to oversee the OTA launch, including former Cook group strategy and technology director Alan French as chief executive; former head of sales, e-commerce and marketing Phil Gardner as chief commercial officer; and former finance executive Raj Sharma as chief financial officer.

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