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Article from BTNews 20 APRIL 2015

Thomson to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the next target for Thomson Airways for summer 2016 when it will also return to Cuba for the first time since 2013.

Thomson became the first UK airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, receiving its initial aircraft in May 2013.  All seven ordered have now been delivered.

On the long haul flights, the Economy cabin (Economy Club) has a 32" standard seat pitch with a personal 9" screen.  Audio/visual on-demand in-flight entertainment is available as standard.

Premium Economy (Premium Club) has a 38" on the Dreamliner with wider leather seats and also a personal 9" widescreen with on-demand entertainment system.  Customers of Premium Economy receive upgraded dining experience, complimentary drinks, an amenity kit including noise-reduction headphones for use in-flight and dedicated cabin crew including priority.  Since the seat pitch is less than 40” flights do not attract the higher level of APD.

In addition to the new Gatwick to Costa Rica and Cuba services, Thomson will launch the first Dreamliner flights from Stansted to Cancun (Mexico) and Sanford (Orlando/USA), starting next May.

It may be seen a bit of a gimmick but Thomson cabin staff will also from May onwards be able to make reservations on tours from its resorts.  http://flights.thomson.co.uk/en/index.html

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