Thomson Airways’ tenth Dreamliner touched down at Manchester Airport earlier. The airline’s managing director, John Murphy, landed the aircraft after flying 3,950 miles across the Atlantic from the Boeing Factory in Charleston, South Carolina. Its arrival is extra special for the airline, as it is the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to enter the Thomson fleet.
Thomson Airways has welcomed one of its state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft to Bristol Airport as it prepares to launch two new routes to Cancun in Mexico and Sanford in Florida for Thomson and First Choice customers from summer 2017. The move to introduce the new routes – which will go on sale later this month – is part of the holiday company’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.
As part of its aim to revolutionise holiday flying, Thomson Airways has completed the roll out of iPad minis to all of its 2,500 cabin crew following a successful trial at Luton Airport last year. The move follows the introduction of tablets for all TUI UK & Ireland’s resort staff this summer to better connect the workforce and offer a more personalised service to holidaymakers.
Two years on from the delivery of Thomson Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, the UK’s largest holiday airline has announced it will take delivery of up to four new, larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to expand its long-haul programme. Demonstrating its continued commitment to the Dreamliner, Thomson Airways has converted two existing orders for 787-8 (for delivery in summer 2016) to the new larger capacity 787-9 aircraft.
Thomson Airways has said all its long-haul flights will be scheduled exclusively on the 787 for the rest of the summer. As the first UK airline to only fly long-haul on the 787, Thomson Airways will give thousands of customers from across the UK the chance to experience the revolutionary new aircraft en-route to destinations like Mexico and Mauritius.
Thomson Airways is offering direct and non-stop weekly flights to Thailand from London Gatwick airport. The Thomson 787 Dreamliner carries 291 passengers.
Thomson Airways is gearing up to welcome its quarter of a millionth passenger on board the 787 Dreamliner as its winter 2013 programme kicks off on November 1st. Inaugural flights to Jamaica, the Maldives, Thailand, Barbados, Kenya, Cuba, Goa and the Dominican Republic are taking place over the next six weeks.
Boeing and Thomson Airways has announced the delivery today of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airplane, the first of eight 787s Thomson Airways has on order, is the first to be delivered to a UK airline.
The first long haul flight of the Thomson 787 Dreamliner has been given the green light for the second week of July. Passengers heading to Cancun and Florida from July 8th will be the first to fly long haul on the state-of-the-art jet.
Thomson Airways has said it will utilise contingency plans if it cannot go ahead with its Dreamliner launch in May. All 50 Dreamliners presently in service around the world with airlines are grounded as the authorities in the United States and Japan carry out an investigation following a series of incidents with batteries on board the aircraft.
Bill Parkinson, Cabin Manager and Ground Training Instructor, Thomson Airways: Caribbean’s Leading Charter Airlines
Tui-owned airline Thomson Airways has flown 232 passengers to Lanzarote yesterday aboard an aircraft that was powered by sustainable biofuel. The development has been met with criticism from environmental campaigners who claim it is unsustainable and little more than a PR stunt.