Formally known as Britannia, Thomson Airways was established almost 50 years ago and is now the UK’s largest charter airline. Based at Luton Airport they have a fleet of 77 planes consisting of 737’s, 757’s, 767’s and Airbus 320 and 321. Thomson Airways will soon be the first airline in the UK to roll out the new, fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Cheap flights from Thomson Airways fly to more than 80 destinations around the world and have won awards for punctuality and for one of the most environmentally-friendly airlines. Thomson’s employ nearly 18,000 people and are proud to provide the perfect holiday destination packages for their passengers, which include their hotel and flights. Thomson’s have more staff based around the world than any other travel company and offer a huge choice of thrilling, all-inclusive holidays from sea cruises to 5-star hotels.
Passengers can check in between midday and 10pm. At London Gatwick, check-in is at North Terminal, Zone A, while at Manchester Airport check-in is at Terminal 2. Passengers should arrive at departure gates at least one hour before their flight departs.
Thomson Airways information on baggage allowances permits one item of luggage weighing up to 20kg and a maximum 5kg for hand luggage. Premier and Premium passengers are allowed 23kg plus a maximum 7kg for hand luggage and baggage allowances can be pooled across a party.
On all long-haul cheap flights from Thomson Airways there are wider seats and a generous 33 inch seating pitch. Passengers flying Premium get to enjoy great extras like free drinks and movie entertainment.
Thomson Airways were thrilled to receive the title of the World's Best Leisure Airline at the 2010 World Airline Awards, held in Hamburg. The World Airline Awards are made up of votes from over 17.9 million air travellers taking part from over 200 airlines.