Thomson and First Choice have confirmed they will add direct flights from Glasgow Airport to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to the bumper summer 2014 schedule.
The move to introduce the routes is part of the UK’s largest tour operator’s strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the best hotels in some of the most exciting destinations.
The new weekly service to the Caribbean island will take to the skies on May 1st 2014 and will run throughout the summer season.
It is the first time Glasgow Airport will have served the Dominican Republic in two years and passengers will have the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art Thomson 787 Dreamliner.
The Dominican Republic will be third long-haul destination served from Glasgow by one of Thomson’s fleet of 787 Dreamliners which currently fly to Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico.
The aircraft’s first ever transatlantic flight departed Glasgow Airport for Cancun on Monday July 8th and has since proved very popular with customers.
Francois Bourienne, commercial director, Glasgow Airport, said: “This is yet more good news from Thomson and First Choice.
“It was an honour to have been the first UK airport to wave off the Dreamliner on its inaugural transatlantic passenger flight and the decision to add Punta Cana is a clear demonstration of the tour operator’s commitment to the Glasgow market.”