Lift off for Stansted’s new Thomson Airways’ flights to Jamaica

First ever direct service to the Caribbean island from London Stansted Airport

This morning (May 4) marked the first ever direct service to the Caribbean island of Jamaica from London Stansted Airport, with almost 300 holiday-makers jetting off on-board a state-of-the-art Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline will operate a weekly service this summer to the island’s capital, Montego Bay.

Thomson Airways launched its long-haul flying programme from Stansted last year flying direct to Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast and Orlando-Sanford, Florida. The new route to Jamaica takes the total number of destinations served by the airline from Stansted to 23.

London Stansted Airport’s Aviation Director, Mats Sigurdson, said:

“This new flight to Jamaica is a fantastic boost to the airport and for people in the region and east and north London looking for a holiday in the Caribbean from their local airport. This is another new route for the airport and we’re delighted that Thomson has once again recognised that Stansted is the perfect location to develop and grow their network.”

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for TUI UK & Ireland, said:

“Introducing the new route to Jamaica is a key part of our strategy to enhance the holiday experience for our customers from the local region and give them wider access to our exciting collection of destinations. We’re confident local residents will enjoy flying long haul on our Boeing 787 Dreamliner”

Details of all Thomson Holidays from Stansted are available on www.thomson.co.uk