Boeing 787 Dreamliner to take off from Glasgow Airport
19 April 2012
Glasgow Airport will be the first airport in Scotland to welcome one of the world’s newest passenger planes after Thomson Airways confirmed it will fly the revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the airport when it is delivered next year.
From 1st May 2013, holiday makers heading to Cancun, Mexico and Sanford, Florida from Glasgow will have the opportunity to travel on the new aircraft on a weekly flight.
Hailed as the greatest advance in air travel for passengers since the development of Concorde in the early 1970s, the Dreamliner will revolutionise air travel for Thomson Airways customers through significant advances in in-flight comfort and wellbeing.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “To be the first airport in Scotland to welcome Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner will be a huge honour and we are delighted Thomson Airways has decided to base one of its new aircraft at Glasgow. The Dreamliner is at the cutting edge of aircraft design and with regards to comfort, it will provide Scottish passengers with a unique flying experience. The Dreamliner will undoubtedly prove a huge draw for Thomson Airways and we are looking forward to its arrival in May next year.”
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 first UK airline to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We are thrilled to be flying the aircraft in our Summer 2013 flying programme from Glasgow Airport – giving holiday makers in Scotland the chance to travel on this amazing new aircraft.”
Thomson Airways will be the first UK airline to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner in early 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.