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Travel Business Review - 28 November 2012

The UK based airline companies, Thomson and First Choice, have announced their first route from London Southend Airport, following their merger.

The airlines, which are expected to merge under the Thomson Airways brand, will be offering flights to Palma Mallorca Airport, in Majorca, Spain. The airfares for the flights, which are commencing in May 2013, will be available from November 23, 2012 in store, and from November 27, 2012, online. The flights will be operating until October 2013.

Paul Cooper, the airport negotiations manager for Thomson and First Choice, said, 'Increasing our capacity and introducing our first route from London Southend Airport demonstrates our continued commitment to providing convenient flights locally for our customers, and we are confident the destination will prove popular.

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.'

London Southend Airport managing director, Alastair Welch, said, 'Thomson and First Choice operate very successful connections from regional airports across the country and the announcement that their first flight from London Southend is now on sale showcases the growing popularity of the airport as a gateway for leisure travel.'

The companies, Thomson and First Choice, own properties in Majorca, including Thomson Couple's Hotel Luabay Galatzo, First Choice's SplashWorld Majorca, and soon to open new Holiday Village from First Choice. The new service will offer passengers the choice of staying in these hotel properties, as part of a holiday package when they visit Majorca.

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