More choice, more variety and more local routes for Scottish sun seekers

Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in summer 2016 they will be increasing capacity at Aberdeen International Airport with a new route to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria from Aberdeen.

The move to introduce these routes is part of the UK’s leading holiday company’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 route will go on sale on the 23rd April 2015.

Customers travelling from the airport will also have access to some of Thomson’s most popular flagship hotels. These include the 5T Lopesan Baobab Thomson Platinum Lifestyle Resort which offers seven pools to choose from, four restaurants, safari-lodge styling and jungle themed gardens.

Not only will customers from Scotland 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.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said of the move: “The introduction of the new route to Gran Canaria demonstrates our commitment to Aberdeen International Airport and our Scottish customers, 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.”

Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Thomson and First Choice have chosen to add capacity for one of our most popular leisure destinations in 2016. Continuing to grow our leisure portfolio is a key strategic priority for us and the additional capacity is great news for passengers wishing to travel directly from their local airport”.


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