Thomson Airways confirmed (19-Jul-2010) it will be the first UK airline to take delivery of the B787 in Jan-2012 with orders for eight more. A further five B787s will also be taken by TUI Travel PLC, parent company of Thomson Airways, for 13 aircraft across the group. Managing Director Chris Browne also stated the carrier plans to launch direct Bristol-Honolulu service after receiving its first B787 (traveltradejobs.com, 19-Jul-2010). [more]
Thomson Airways: “As the UK’s third largest airline, it is a major coup for Thomson Airways to be the UK launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Thomson Airways is excited about being involved in this great landmark in aviation history and we believe the Dreamliner will transform long-haul travel, opening up a raft of new destinations and making it affordable for everyone. We will be announcing a number of exciting new destinations that we will be offering to our customers – all thanks to this remarkable new aircraft," Chris Browne, Managing Director. Source: Company Statement, 19-Jul-2010.