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More choice for Scottish sun seekers flying from Aberdeen

  • Date:
  • 20/07/12

Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in Summer 2013 they will be doubling capacity at Aberdeen airport through the introduction of a brand new route to Tenerife and an additional weekly flight to Palma, Majorca.

This move is part of the UK’s largest 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.

Not only will customers from the North East of Scotland now be able to fly to some new and exciting destinations, they will also have the opportunity to choose varying durations - not just the standard seven and 14 night stays. The changes also mean that Thomson and First Choice customers will now be able to set sail on the Thomson Dream cruise ship from Palma, Majorca.

Customers flying from Aberdeen will also have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most highly scoring flagship hotels including; the five star Sensatori Tenerife which gives customers a luxury holiday experience, featuring world class spas and gourmet dining; and the Thomson Family Resort, Playa Mar Puerto Pollenso in Majorca which has been designed for families with younger children, and ensures that every last detail is taken care of to give parents a care-free, relaxing holiday.

Paul Cooper, Airport Negotiations Manager for Thomson and First Choice, said of the move:

“Bringing this additional capacity to the North East of Scotland demonstrates our commitment to Aberdeen and to Thomson and First Choice customers living in the region. We know that the demand is there because we have been listening to what our customers are telling us.

“Modernising our operations across the UK is a key part of our overall strategy and this move is definitely a step in the right direction towards creating an enhanced holiday experience for our customers.”

Derek Provan, the Managing Director of Aberdeen Airport, welcomed the announcement:

“Improving the leisure offering for passengers from Aberdeen airport is an important part of our strategy, and we are all delighted by this announcement from Thomson and First Choice. It comes as a result of a lot of on-going relationships and negotiations with our partners, and we are sure that our passengers will welcome the news.”


Interviews with Paul Cooper and Derek Provan will be available from 9am. Please register your interest by contacting Claire Borgeat on 07432677940 or by e-mail at


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