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More choice and more variety with new routes for Bristol sun seekers

Created: 23rd Dec 2014

Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in winter 2015/16 they will be adding capacity at Bristol Airport through the introduction of new routes to Sal in Cape Verde, Hurghada in Egypt and Paphos, Cyprus.

The new route on Thomson Airways to Paphos will capitalise on the popularity of Cyprus and allow customers from Bristol and the local area to make the most of Thomson Cruises’ exclusive Cruise & Stay programmes in the region, which includes calls at Ashdod, Israel (for Jerusalem and Bethlehem) and Athens, Greece.

Thomson and First Choice have also announced that, in winter 2015/16, the popular Fuerteventura flight will now operate on a Saturday allowing holidaymakers to maximize their time in the sun with as few days annual leave as possible.

The move 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.

Bristol customers will now have even easier access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular flagship hotels. These include Thomson Platinum Lifestyle Melia Dunas Resort in Sal, Cape Verde, Thomson Couples Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus and the new Thomson Sensatori Aprohodite Hills in Cyprus opening in May 2015.

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

“Regional airports are an important part of our strategy and this latest announcement of new routes and increased capacity demonstrates our commitment to Bristol Airport and the local area. We know from the success of similar routes across a number of regional airports that customers like the flexibility and ease of travelling from their local airport and we expect these routes to be popular with customers from the West of England next year.”

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said:

“We are delighted Thomson and First Choice have chosen Bristol Airport to offer these exciting new destinations, building on their strong existing programme. This is great news for holidaymakers across the West of England, for whom the combination of exotic new destinations and improved flight options to popular favourites is sure to be a winner.”