Thomson Airways celebrates a landmark in aviation history with the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the UK
Tuesday 20, July 2010
Hailed as an epoch in aviation history and the greatest advance in air travel for passengers since the development of Concorde in the early 1970s, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the UK for the first time today to be met by Chris Browne, Managing Director of Thomson Airways. The aircraft’s arrival at the Farnborough Air Show also marks its first maiden voyage outside the USA.
Thomson Airways, the airline for Thomson and First Choice holidays, will be the first UK airline to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner in January 2012 and will be taking a total of eight Dreamliners. A further five Boeing 787 Dreamliners will also be taken by TUI Travel PLC, parent company of Thomson Airways, making thirteen aircraft across the group.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will revolutionise air travel for Thomson Airways customers through significant advances in in-flight comfort and wellbeing. The unique composite structure of the 787 means it is at least a fifth more fuel efficient than competitors, creating 20% less emissions and allowing Thomson Airways to fly direct to more exciting far-flung destinations.
Chris Browne, Managing Director of Thomson Airways, comments:
“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. “
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will mean passengers enjoy:
Dr Guy Meadows, sleep and wellbeing expert, commenting on the Dreamliner says:
“Thomson Airways, as the UK launch customer for the revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will offer passengers a totally new flying experience, something that they have only ever dreamed of. The aircraft has been specifically designed to address all the issues that have made flying a challenge for the body – such as reduced oxygen content, altered cabin pressure, humidity, dehydration, confined space, noise and air quality – creating an ideal environment that optimises passengers wellbeing. Thomson Airways customers will really notice the difference with this aircraft and will arrive at their destination feeling more refreshed and ready to enjoy their break.”
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