Thomsonfly low-cost airline and flight news

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December 29th, 2008

All Thomson flights now ATOL protected

Thomsonfly have announced that all Thomson and First Choice flights, whether part of a package or not, are now protected by the government back ATOL scheme. This protects consumers from financial loss if the airline goes into liquidation. See the Thomson web site for more information.

August 7th, 2007

Two winter flights from Doncaster

Thomsonfly have put two new flights on sale from their Doncaster hub for the winter 2007/08 season. They will fly weekly to Salzburg and Geneva. These flights can be booked now at

June 21st, 2007

Thomsonfly to launch low-cost flights to Israel

This winter, Thomsonfly will begin flights from the UK to Tel Aviv. They will become the first low-cost airline to do so, and will begin flights from their Manchester and London (Luton) bases. Flights can be booked now at

April 8th, 2007

Summer routes with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will operate a number of new summer routes from the beginning of May 2007. The new flights include:

These flights can be booked at

December 13th, 2006

Cardiff to Barcelona with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will begin low-cost flights to Barcelona from Cardiff in May 2007. They will also launch flights from Cardiff to Faro for the summer season. See for more information.

November 16th, 2006

Thomsonfly launch new low-cost routes

From 01 May 2007, Thomsonfly will begin five new low-cost routes across the UK. These include flights from London (Luton) to Jersey and Dubrovnik, Manchester to Lisbon and Funchal and from East Midlands to Malaga. These new routes can be booked at

August 9th, 2006

Extra capacity on London Gatwick to Ibiza

Monarch Scheduled will join the group of airlines operating low-cost flights from London (Gatwick) to Ibiza next summer. They will begin flying 5 times per week from 24 May 2007. easyJet and Thomsonfly already fly this route.

July 18th, 2006

Another Ibiza connection from Manchester

Monarch Scheduled will begin flying between Manchester and Ibiza from 19 May 2007. They will join low-cost airlines Thomsonfly and Jet2 in flying this route.

June 22nd, 2006

Grenoble flights with Thomsonfly

Thomsonfly will launch 2 winter routes to Grenoble from Coventry and Bournemouth on 23 December 2006.

They can be booked at

April 24th, 2006

Thomsonfly to connect Cardiff and Jersey

As of 25 May 2006, Thomsonfly will begin flying 4 times per week from Cardiff to Jersey. Tickets are available to book now at

April 19th, 2006

Thomsonfly routes update

At the end of 2005, charter operator Britannia was rebranded Thomsonfly. The former low-cost airline of the same name was also integrated into this brand, with the aim of creating a seamless brand, with little distinction between scheduled and charter operations and some sort of commitment to low-cost flying.

Thomsonfly now makes little distinction between their former low-cost scheduled routes and charter routes. It has been reported in the media that Thomsonfly would like to further remove this distinction.

While Thomsonfly continue to decide how this will work in practice, we have decided to include all routes in our flight database which they call “high frequency flights”. We have therefore included an additional 12 routes in the database, 4 of which do not commence until the winter 2006/07 season. All routes are bookable at

September 13th, 2005

Thomsonfly expands across UK

Thomsonfly has announced that they will begin selling “frequent”, “low-cost” flights from 11 UK regional airports from summer 2006. This will no doubt see capacity from the parent group, Thomson, being utilised for Thomsonfly branded flying.

Thomsonfly already operate flights from Coventry, Doncaster and Bournemouth, but from May 2006 will begin operating flights from Cardiff, Glasgow, London (Luton and Gatwick), Birmingham (International), East Midlands, Manchester and Newcastle. Destinations announced so far include Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza and Palma (Mallorca).

New Thomsonfly routes from these 8 additional regional airports are available to book now at Summer 2006 routes from their current bases will be available to book shortly.

August 2nd, 2005

easyJet launches routes at Bournemouth and Bremen

easyJet will launch routes at 2 airports which are new to them. They will begin a route from London (Luton) to Bremen on 31 October 2005.

They will also join Thomsonfly, Ryanair and Jet2 at Bournemouth, when they launch a daily service to Geneva on 15 December.

July 12th, 2005

Thomsonfly announces winter timetable

Thomsonfly have put their winter 2005/06 timetable on sale. This includes routes to cover winter ski destinations, from Doncaster, Bournemouth and Coventry to Lyon and from Coventry and Bournemouth to Salzburg. They have also announced new routes to the Canary Islands, including flights from Bournemouth and Doncaster to Tenerife (Sur) and from Doncaster to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

This winter, they will also begin flying to Alicante from Bournemouth and to Amsterdam from Doncaster.

These flights are available to book now at

Thomsonfly switch Paris airports

Thomsonfly will switch their choice of airport in Paris from 30 October 2005. They currently fly from all of their bases to Paris (Charles De Gaulle), however they will switch to Paris (Orly).

January 26th, 2005

Ryanair expand from Dublin

Ryanair have announced 6 new routes to be launched over the coming months from their base at Dublin. From 19 April 2005 they will launch routes to Biarritz, Carcassonne, Rome (Ciampino) and Eindhoven.

From 28 April they will begin flying to Doncaster, the recently announced new base for Thomsonfly. This is 1 day before Thomsonfly are due to begin flying on this route.

In addition, from 03 May they will begin a new route to their base at Frankfurt (Hahn).

December 8th, 2004

Thomsonfly announces Bournemouth base details

Thomsonfly, who recently announced details of their new base at Doncaster, have unveiled the routes they will fly from their new base at Bournemouth for the summer season next year.

They will begin a total of 7 routes, including Paris (Charles de Gaulles), Malaga, Palma (Mallorca), Faro, Amsterdam, Pisa and Valencia.

Routes will begin from 22 March 2005 and tickets are on sale now.

December 7th, 2004

Thomsonfly: new Coventry routes

Thomsonfly have put 2 new routes on sale today from Coventry; they will commence flying to Paris (Charles de Gaulles) on 04 April 2005 and Faro on 29 March.

They have also put the rest of their summer timetable from Coventry on sale. Tomorrow they will announce details of their new routes from Bournemouth.

December 6th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce Doncaster base

Today, Thomsonfly has announced the much awaited details of the routes they will fly from their new base at Doncaster. As with their base at Coventry, they will be the first low-cost airline to fly from Doncaster.

They will fly to Alicante, Malaga, Pisa, Palma (Mallorca), Jersey, Faro, Dublin, Prague, Ibiza and Valencia and Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

Flights from their new base are due to commence on 28 April 2005, with some beginning later in the season. . Tickets are on sale now.

December 2nd, 2004

Thomsonfly to launch Coventry to Barcelona

On 10 February 2005, Thomson fly will launch a new route between their base at Coventry and Barcelona. Tickets are available now.

November 29th, 2004

Thomsonfly to announce Bournemouth & Doncaster routes

Thomsonfly will reveal the destinations they are to serve from their new hubs at Doncaster and Bournemouth next week, on 6 and 8 December respectively. Tickets will be available from these dates.

They will begin flying from both airports for the summer 2005 season.

November 3rd, 2004

Thomsonfly provides ski bus transfers

This winter, Thomsonfly have announced that they are offering travellers to Lyons the opportunity to continue their journey by coach direct to the French Alps. This will include Moutiers, Aime, Bourg St. Maurice, Val D?Isere, Tignes.

More information can be found at

October 14th, 2004

Bournemouth to become new Thomsonfly hub

In March 2005 Thomsonfly will make Bournemouth a new hub airport, their first in the south of England. They are yet to announce the destinations available from Bournemouth, but flights are due to go on sale in early December.

August 3rd, 2004

Thomsonfly replaces Grenoble service

Thomsonfly had previously announced a new route to Grenoble from their base at Coventry, beginning on 31 October 2004. They have decided to replace this new route with a route to Lyon instead, citing it as an ‘excellent gateway to ski resorts’ in the French Alps.

Passengers who have already booked on the Grenoble service will be offered alternative flights on the Lyon service or a full refund.

July 13th, 2004

Thomsonfly announce new routes for winter

Thomsonfly have announced that their winter timetable (from November 2004) will include a range of new destinations from their hub at Coventry. The new destinations include Cork, Shannon, Amsterdam, Alicante, Salzburg and Grenoble.

No doubt this means a number of routes from their summer schedule will disappear, although they have not yet been announced.

May 8th, 2004

Coventry Airport support

ThomsonFly have run into trouble at their UK base at Coventry due to a lack of planning permission for their temporary terminal building. Many residents are against the idea of building a new terminal, however a group of local supporters (independent of the airport) have launched a web site to publicise the campaign which is pro-development. The site can be found at

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