Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Glasgow Airport and introduce new route to Cape Verde and Jamaica.

Glasgow Airport

Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Glasgow airport for their summer 2017 flying programme. This includes a new route to Sal, Cape Verde and a new seasonal route to Jamaica which gives greater flexibility to holidaymakers flying from Scotland.

The move to introduce new routes 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 in some of the most exciting destinations. The new routes will go on sale today in line with the launch of summer 2017 holidays.

Customers travelling on the new route to Sal from Glasgow will now have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular flagship hotels, including Thomson’s 5T Sensimar Cabo Verde – which is new for 2016 – where guests can walk out of the pool and straight onto the beach. The hotel’s three a la carte restaurants, two pools and private beach area make for the perfect couples retreat.

The seasonal route to Jamaica will run from 22nd June to 13th July, coinciding with the school summer holidays. Those travelling on the new route can visit the 4Sun+ Premier Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa which sits on a huge stretch of beach and boasts four swimming pools, a total of nine restaurants and 12 bars, making it perfect for all members of the family.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Adding more capacity from Glasgow Airport with the introduction of a new route to Sal, Cape Verde, and a seasonal route to Jamaica demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area.

“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “We’re very excited that Thomson will be launching Scotland’s first direct flight to Jamaica from Glasgow Airport next summer.  Jamaica is the perfect Caribbean retreat, boasting white sands, delicious food and beautiful natural surroundings including waterfalls, mountains and banana plantations.

“Cape Verde is also a fantastic sun destination and we are confident that both of these announcements will generate a great deal of interest amongst our customers.  We look forward to working in partnership with Thomson and First Choice to continue their growth at Glasgow Airport.”