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02 May 2013 10:00
Thomson is to launch Dreamliner flights in July
Thomson Airways will operate the Dreamliner aircraft for the first time on July 8, it has been revealed.
Boeing's 787 model was grounded earlier in the year after smoke was spotted on two Dreamliner flights operated by a Japanese carrier. But following modification work on the world's 787 fleet, authorities gave the green light for carriers to use the plane and for deliveries to resume.
Thomson will begin Boeing 787 Dreamliner services for flights between Manchester and Orlando and Glasgow and Cancun in Mexico.
The airline previously had to scrap its Dreamliner flights scheduled for May and June and said it would be contacting customers due to travel on the plane between July 1 and 7 to tell them they would instead be travelling on Boeing 767 aircraft.
Such incidents are a reminder of how holiday plans can change, underscoring the importance of
travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances.
Thomson, which is due to receive eight Dreamliners, is the UK launch customer for the plane.
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
19 May 2017
Many Britons are increasing their risk of developing diseases like cancer by drinking too much alcohol, experts have suggested.
18 May 2017
People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
17 May 2017
Holidaymakers who would like to sample the high life can now do so at one of the major airports of the United States.
16 May 2017
A star of the soap world has called for more attention to be paid to common health problems like Alzheimer's disease.
13 May 2017
Two major Scottish airports have achieved their strongest April passenger totals on record, new figures reveal.
12 May 2017
The carbon emissions of EasyJet flights have been cut to their lowest level on record, the budget airline has reported.
11 May 2017
Holidaymakers faced long queues and delays at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (May 9), due to a fault with the site's security scanners.
10 May 2017
Workers have been encouraged to find out about their full entitlement to holidays, with many thought to be missing out on paid leave.
09 May 2017
Holidaymakers have been urged to stay vigilant against potential scams.
06 May 2017
Researchers in the US are recommending that anyone experiencing the symptoms of so-called 'noisy knees' should have them checked out, as they may be an early sign of osteoarthritis.
05 May 2017
Excessive drinking among baby-boomers could pose health risks further down the line, experts have warned.