Thomson and First Choice announce new Cyprus routes


Thomson and First Choice have announced that travellers planning their 2016 holidays will have three new routes from regional UK airports to Cyprus for the summer season.


The move is part of the holiday company’s strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the best hotels within each destination.


Pafos is expected to welcome new routes from Leeds Bradford Airport and Norwich International Airport, while Larnaka will see a new route arrive from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.


“The introduction of new routes and additional capacity is great news for our customers, offering them greater choice and flexibility from the regional airport that serves them best,” outlined Karen Switzer, Thomson and First Choice’s director for Aviation Planning.


Speaking specifically about the new route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Switzer added: “With the on-going work on the new road which will firmly place Doncaster Sheffield Airport at the heart of the region, our customers will gain even easier access to the airport allowing them to take advantage of our new routes for next summer. After visiting the site last year, I was excited to see the progress made to the road and hear about how it will improve the holiday experience for our customers right from the moment they begin their journey to the airport.”


Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s managing director, added: “This is fantastic news for our customers who are always looking for new routes to reach new destinations from our Yorkshire base. This announcement comes in our 10th birthday month and is a result of our strong relationship with Thomson and First Choice.”


Commenting on the flights from Leeds Bradford Airport, Tony Hallwood, the airport’s aviation development director, commented: “With their widest ever holiday choice, holidaymakers in West and North Yorkshire can choose between a First Choice all-inclusive holiday or choose from a range of popular exclusive Thomson hotels flying locally from Leeds Bradford Airport.


“We welcome Thomson and First Choice’s increased commitment to the region and we are confident that these new Leeds Bradford routes will be a resounding success.”