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Created: 20th Apr 2017

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Bristol Airport and introduce new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Bristol Airport for anyone taking a holiday in summer 2018. This includes new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The company is also offering new 10 and 11 night breaks to Bulgaria and Dubrovnik which gives greater flexibility to holidaymakers flying from the south-west of England. 

The move to introduce new routes and increased flexibility is part of the holiday company’s strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the finest hotels in some of the most captivating destinations. Today marks the launch of all summer 2018 holidays for the brands which includes new routes.

Customers flying to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from Bristol will get the added benefit of flying on Thomson’s brand new 787 Dreamliner plane and can visit some of the destination’s best hotels such as the 5T TUI SENSATORI Resort Azul Punta Cana. The newest Sensatori resort in the collection boasts beautiful white-sand beaches, designer interiors and a gourmet dining scene.

Holiday-makers travelling on the new route to Funchal, Madeira will also now have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular flagship hotels, including the 4T TUI SENSIMAR Savoy Gardens, a contemporary, adults-only hotel set amid tropical gardens which delivers panoramic views of Funchal and the ocean. 

Due to popular demand, new 10 and 11 night breaks will also be available from Bristol airport. Customers will now receive greater holiday flexibility to purchase getaways to family favorite destinations - Bulgaria and Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for TUI UK & Ireland, said:
“Adding more capacity from Bristol with the introduction of new routes to Funchal, Madeira and new 10 and 11 night breaks to Bulgaria and Dubrovnik, Croatia demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area. Increasing access to our exciting collection of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

Peter Downes, Head of Aviation for Bristol Airport said:
"We’re really pleased to hear that Thomson and First Choice are increasing the number of flights, holidays and destinations available from Bristol Airport. The introduction of Punta Cana as a long haul destination is particularly exciting and I am sure it will attract plenty of local holiday makers who can’t wait to travel on the new 787 Dreamliner. Florida and Mexico destinations commencing from May 2017 are already proving popular and this new long haul route adds to the growing number of destinations available for passengers.” 

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