EasyJet and Jet2 Airways have airport purchased slots previously owned held by collapsed carrier Thomas Cook at Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester airports. Slots at London Gatwick and Bristol were bought by EasyJet for £36 million, these included 12 summer take-off and landing slots at Gatwick and eight winter slot pairs. It also bought six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol, expanding the airline’s presence at each airport. Meanwhile, Jet2 purchased slots at Manchester, Birmingham and Stansted airports for an undisclosed amount. Jet 2 chief executive Steve Heapy says the slots will enable the airline to continue expansion. He said:

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