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Thomson and First Choice increase capacity at Glasgow Airport

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Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in summer 2015 they will be increasing capacity at Glasgow Airport through the introduction of 18,000 extra seats and two new routes.

The introduction of Dubrovnik, Croatia and Marrakesh, Morocco brings the total number of destinations served from Glasgow to 32 destinations, including additional Paphos, Cyprus; Dalaman, Turkey and Ibiza flights.

The move to introduce these routes is part of the tour operator’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. The new routes went on sale on the 24 April.

Not only will customers from Glasgow be able to fly to some fantastic, new destinations, but they will also have the opportunity to choose varying durations - not just the standard seven and 14 night stays. 

Customers will now also have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular flagship hotels. These include the brand new for summer 2015 Thomson Couples Atlantic Palace in Sorrento, Italy which will be served by flights from Glasgow to Naples and Thomson Sensatori Resorts in Ibiza and Turkey’s Dalaman region.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said of the move: “Adding additional capacity from Glasgow Airport and the introduction of two new routes demonstrates our commitment to our Scottish passengers, and following the success of similar routes across a number of regional airports, we know that the demand is there.

“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.”

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, added: “The decision by Thomson and First Choice to add Dubrovnik and Marrakesh to the long list of destinations it already serves from Glasgow Airport is clear evidence of its willingness to respond to an increase in demand for these new and exciting destinations. It will be the first time Marrakesh has been served from Glasgow, which is the largest Thomson and First Choice base in Scotland, and we look forward to working closely with them to ensure the success of both routes.” 

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