PHUKET: British airline ‘Thomson Airways’ is to launch a weekly direct flight service from London, (Gatwick airport) to Phuket in November 2013.
The new route will be making use of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane – capable of carrying between 210 - 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles. According to a statement given to The Telegraph newspaper in the UK, a spokesman for TUI, which owns both Thomson and First Choice, said: “We are thrilled that we are able to offer an exclusive, direct flight to Phuket on the Thomson 787 Dreamliner and we are confident that our customers will love the destination and the hotels we will be operating to.” Thomson Airways will be the first tour operator to offer direct flights to Phuket from the UK.
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