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New routes and more choice for sun seekers from Norwich International Airport

Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that for Summer 2013 they will be doubling capacity at Norwich International Airport through the introduction of three brand new routes to Dalaman in Turkey, Enfidha in Tunisia and Tenerife - as well as the addition of another weekly flight for existing route Palma.

The move to introduce these routes 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 East Anglia now be able to visit new 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 fly to Palma and sail on the Thomson Dream cruise ship visiting a number of ports across the Mediterranean. An increase in capacity on the existing Norwich to Corfu route will also see a further 50 seats a week available to local customers.

Local Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire customers will now 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 Holiday Village Tunisia which delivers everything a family could want in one place – great entertainment, food, kids clubs and lots of activities to keep the whole family occupied.

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

“Doubling capacity demonstrates our continued commitment to the region and Norwich International Airport, which has always been a popular departure point for our customers. The increase in capacity comes as a direct result of customer feedback - our customers want to fly from their local airport.

“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.”

Andrew Bell, the airport’s Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted that Thomson and First Choice have announced these fantastic new destinations and increased the frequency on two of our most popular holiday flights. This decision demonstrates their commitment to the airport and reflects the high level of demand from customers wishing to fly from Norwich.

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