Thomas Cook Airlines’ pilots and cabin crew will proudly switch their shoulder stripes from gold to pink this month as part of “Fly Pink”.

Thomas Cook Group Airline is supporting Fly Pink for the third consecutive year. The aviation industry initiative, founded in Australia by QantasLink pilots in 2015, supports organisations around the world through breast cancer awareness, early detection and donations aimed at cancer research.

Thomas Cook Airlines in the UK, Scandinavia and Germany (Condor) are all taking part in the initiative. Two Thomas Cook Airlines aircraft have been emblazoned with the breast cancer pink bow, pilots will proudly wear pink epaulettes and cabin crew will wear pink scarves or ties.

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Linton Foat, Captain at Thomas Cook Airlines UK, said, “The initiative is driven entirely by our employees across the Group Airline from pilots and crew throughout our head offices to our CEO. It makes me really proud to fly for Thomas Cook Airlines.

“With the disease affecting one in eight women and personally touching many of the team, there is a real desire to support and raise awareness. We are supporting Macmillan Cancer in the UK and will be raising money on board all of our aircraft for the month of October.”

October is also International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and over 800,000 customers will fly with Thomas Cook Airlines in the UK throughout October.

Credits: Thomas Cook