Though little is known about the impact of the new acquisitions, it is likely both operators will now be able to provide more frequent flights.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “The acquisition of these key UK airport slots will play an important role in supporting our continued growth at Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports.”
“We have been adding more flights and aircraft, resulting in increased capacity, at each of these bases for many years. Today’s announcement is the latest demonstration of our commitment to providing holidaymakers with more choice and flexibility when it comes to flying to sun, city and ski destinations with our award-winning airline.”
Meanwhile, easyJet has assured it will provide additional details during its full-year result announcement on 19 November.
The Thomas Cook brand name has also since been purchased by an investor.