First Choice News

Thomson and First Choice add Vietnam to long-haul programme

Thomson and First Choice add Vietnam to long-haul programme

Thomson and First Choice are to introduce Vietnam to its winter 2017 programme. The Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba, which were new additions to its summer 2017 programme, will also be extended into the winter season. The move is part of continued interest in long haul destinations and builds on the 350 per cent increase in long haul holidays over a ten year period that the brands revealed last year.

TUI Group confirms demise of Thomson and First Choice

TUI Group confirms demise of Thomson and First Choice

TUI Group has confirmed it will migrate to a single brand across all its markets, in effect signalling the end of Thomson and First Choice. The companies have been mainstays of the UK holiday market for a generation. In a call to analysts TUI Group chief executive Peter Long said the migration to the TUI brand would take place over several years.

Thomson and First Choice expand summer 2015 schedule

Thomson and First Choice expand summer 2015 schedule

28th Apr 2014 Airline News

Thomson and First Choice have announced in summer 2015 they will be increasing capacity at UK regional airports through the introduction of 29 new routes including Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, Marrakesh in Morocco and Antalya in Turkey, as well as the addition of further weekly flights for existing routes across the regions. The move to introduce these 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.

Plane makes emergency landing at East Midlands

Plane makes emergency landing at East Midlands

2nd Feb 2014 Airline News

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport after being diverted from Birmingham Airport due to a minor technical fault. A spokesman for the airport confirmed that the First Choice flight, which was travelling from Barbados, landed safely after being at 05:40 GMT following the diversion.

Boeing Dreamliner headed for Glasgow Airport

Boeing Dreamliner headed for Glasgow Airport

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.

Thomson and First Choice boost social media presence

Thomson and First Choice boost social media presence

Thomson and First Choice holidaymakers will now have the option to speak to a member of the TUI UK & Ireland Social Media Customer Service team at any time before, during or after their holiday. The move will see the team increase to fifteen (twelve advisors, two senior advisors and one manager) all working shifts to be online 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the Thomson and First Choice Facebook and Twitter pages.