Thomson Airways owns the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the fleet (photo / video)
On 31 May, Thomson Airways it came into the possession of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner of the fleet and became the first air carrier in the UK to enjoy the services of this type of aircraft. Boeing 787 Dreamliner Thomson was met by thousands of people at Manchester Airport, and several Boeing and Thomson Airways officials were on board. It was delivered from Paine Field, Everett, Washington.
The aircraft Boeing 787 Thomson (G-TUIA) will transport 291 passengers in a configuration with 47 seats at Premium Club (2-3-2 seats) and 244 seats at Economy Club (3-3-3 seats).
The first long-haul commercial flight is scheduled for July 8, on the route Manchester - Orlando, Florida, and will then enter the route Glasgow - Cancun, Mexico. It will also operate flights from London Gatwick Airport. By the fall, Thomson will operate 787 flights to Phuket, Thailand.
Thomson Airways is one of the largest charter airlines in the world, operating flights from the UK and Ireland to destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. It started operations on 1 November 2008 as a result of the merger between Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways. It has a fleet of 59 aircraft and operates flights to 96 from destinations. He is part of the TUI Travel group, headquartered in TUI Travel House, Crawley.