The grounding of UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines is likely to spark interest in the airline’s slot portfolio at London Gatwick Airport, although the slots are highly seasonal. In the early hours of Sept. 23, Thomas Cook said it had entered compulsory liquidation after last-ditch talks to save the UK business failed. Thomas Cook Airlines was immediately grounded. Gatwick is a highly constrained airport and slots are a sought-after commodity. ATW understands that Thomas Cook ...

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