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Three is the magic number for Thomson at Bristol Airport

Created: 27th May 2015

Additional based aircraft will provide largest ever South West schedule.

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This week Thomson and First Choice added another aircraft to their fleet at Bristol bringing the total operating from the South West’s biggest airport to three.

The enhanced fleet will operate the largest ever Thomson and First Choice flight programme and holidays available from Bristol Airport.

With the addition of the third aircraft, four new routes will be added to the network - Santorini and Thessaloniki in Greece, plus Pula and Dubrovnik in Croatia. It will also provide additional seats to Zante, Crete and Ibiza.

As well as this year’s additional destinations, this commitment by Thomson and First Choice will also result in three new summer routes in 2016 - Catania in Italy, Hurghada in Egypt, and Sal in Cape Verde.

The move to introduce these routes is part of the UK’s leading 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.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said:

“Adding more capacity in basing three aircraft demonstrates our commitment to Bristol Airport and the local area. 

“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and we hope that this move will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the third based aircraft to Bristol Airport - and the additional jobs that will be created. The growth of Thomson and First Choice’s destinations offers passengers across the South West and wider region even more exciting destinations to choose to fly from their local airport.” 

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