Thomson Airways launches 787 Dreamliner flights from Cardiff Airport

TOM B787 G-TUIC (2)

Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner G-TUIC performing crew training at Cardiff Airport in 2013. © Phil Woods

Press Release by Cardiff Airport

Thomson Airways, part of the UK’s largest holiday company TUI UK & Ireland, has announced it will be launching its first Dreamliner flights from Cardiff Airport in 2015, making it the first time the revolutionary aircraft has operated commercial flights from Wales.

The flights form part of the Caribbean cruise and holiday programme for Thomson Cruises, Thomson and First Choice holidays and P&O Cruises which will depart from Cardiff Airport during winter 2015, and always prove popular with local holiday makers.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson Airways said: “The Dreamliner has certainly lived up to its promise to revolutionise long haul travel. Feedback from both customer and crew has been extremely positive and we are delighted to be operating flights from Cardiff Airport where customers from Wales can now enjoy the Thomson 787 Dreamliner experience”

Debra Barber, Managing Director for Cardiff Airport added: “We are delighted that Thomson has chosen to operate its newest, largest and most comfortable aircraft from Cardiff Airport during 2015 and commit to serving routes which we know are hugely popular with holiday makers.”

Flights and holidays are on sale online at www.thomson.co.uk  or www.pocruises.com . Alternatively book via your local travel agent.  For more information about Cardiff Airport visit www.cardiff-airport.com.

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