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Summer 2015: Greece Included Among New Routes Of Thomson And First Choice

Fira, Santorini

Santorini. Photo: Region of South Aegean

Greek Islands will be included among 29 new routes from regional UK airports, including Birmingham and Bristol, for summer 2015.

Holiday operators Thomson and First Choice announced on 28 April that in summer 2015 they will be increasing capacity at UK regional airports with the introduction of 29 new routes, as well as the addition of further weekly flights for existing routes across the regions.

Summer 2015 new route highlights include:

– Five new routes from Birmingham Airport to Agadir, Morocco; Chania, Greece; Djerba, Tunisia;; Sal, Cape Verde and Porto Santo
– Four new routes from Bristol Airport to Santorini, Greece; Pula, Croatia; Marrakech, Morocco and Dubrovnik, Croatia
– Re-introduction of the route to Antalya, Turkey from Cardiff Airport
– New route from Humberside Airport to Palma, Majorca
– Four new routes from Manchester Airport to Alghero, Italy; Djerba, Tunisia; Split, Croatia and current winter route to La Palma in the Canaries
– New route to Mahon, Menorca from Norwich Airport, as well as the addition of a further weekly flight for existing route Dalaman, Turkey
– Scottish customers will benefit from five new routes, including Dubrovnik, Croatia and Marrakesh, Morocco from Glasgow; Antalya, Turkey and Rhodes, Greece from Edinburgh, and Faro, Portugal from Aberdeen

Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos, Rhodes. Photo: Region of South Aegean

The move to introduce these routes is part of the UK’s 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 demand for more regional routes is strong, and adding additional capacity from the 20 UK airports we serve as well as introducing 29 new routes demonstrates our commitment to getting holidaymakers to their sun spot more easily,” Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said of the move.

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