Why are Thomas Cook Airlines flights not ATOL protected
With effect from 22nd November 2015, we have made the decision to sell our own Thomas Cook Airlines flight seats directly from our airline company, Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd. (Up until that date, seats were sold by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd). Airlines are not required to hold an ATOL. Our Thomas Cook Airlines website will be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines Limited. When you make a Thomas Cook Airlines flight booking for your customer via this website /booking platform, your payment will be processed by Thomas Cook Airlines Limited, and the customer’s contract will be with Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd
Flights with other airlines will be sold by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd via this web site and will still be ATOL protected under ATOL 1179.
Whether or not flights are ATOL protected by us, does not alter your legal or regulatory requirement to hold your own ATOL as explained in the previous section above.