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Thomson Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Thomson Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The airplane, the first of eight 787s Thomson Airways has on order, is the first to be delivered to a UK airline.

On 8 July 2013, Thomson's first long-haul Dreamliner flights will operate from Manchester to Florida and Glasgow to Cancun.

Thomson will also operate services from London Gatwick and East Midlands airports, and later this year, will introduce direct flights to Phuket, Thailand from the UK.

The Thomson 787 Dreamliner will carry 291 passengers and is configured with 47 seats in the airline's Premium Club cabin and 244 seats in the Economy Club cabin.

"After much anticipation, we are very excited to welcome the 787 Dreamliner to our fleet and as the first airline in the UK, hope our customers will enjoy the unique experience of this revolutionary aircraft," said Thomson Managing Director Chris Browne. "The extended flying range of the Dreamliner also unlocks a host of new and exciting holiday options for our customers, increasing the range of long-haul destinations available with Thomson Airways from four UK airports. Customers will be amazed at the unique look, feel and service all of which will ensure the unique Thomson holiday experience starts as soon as they step on board this fabulous new aircraft."

The 787 Dreamliner is composed of light-weight composites and features numerous systems, engine and aerodynamic advancements.

Thomson Airways is part of the TUI Travel PLC and is the UK's third largest airline operating 58 aircraft.

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