InFlight 1/200 scale IF332TC0717 Airbus A330-200 G-VYGK of Thomas Cook Airline with stand.
Of the 14 Airbus 330 Voyager tankers included in the UK’s FSTA fleet, nine are in the RAF’s “core” fleet, and the other five are considered ‘surge’ aircraft.
One of the five surge aircraft (registration G-VYGK) was delivered to holiday provider Thomas Cook in 2015, where she remains in service. Current destinations with a 320 economy seat cabin include New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), Las Vegas, (LAS) and Cancun (CUN). The Voyager is eventually expected to return to military service, Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database shows.
The UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review, published in November, confirmed the fleet will be available for VIP transport, provided through a roll-on, roll-off system that can be applied to any of the aircraft when required.