New For Summer 2017 – Rhodes

More choice and variety for East Anglia’s sun-seekers
Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Norwich airport and introduce new route to Rhodes

21 April 2016 – Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Norwich airport for their summer 2017 flying programme. This includes a new route to Rhodes as well as new 10 and 11 night breaks to Ibiza and increased capacity to Majorca, which gives greater holiday flexibility to holidaymakers flying from East Anglia.

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 Rhodes will now have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular flagship hotels, including Thomson’s 5T Sensimar Imperial Resort & Spa by Atlantica. The adults only hotel sits right next the beach and has a huge lagoon pool surrounded by sunbeds and parasols.

Those flying on flexible breaks to Ibiza can visit Thomson’s 5T Sensatori Resort Ibiza where they will experience stylish interiors, a luxurious spa and a selection of chic restaurants serving up a mixture of international and Mediterranean cuisine.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “Adding more capacity from Norwich airport and the introduction of the new route to Rhodes, 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.”

Richard Pace, General Manager at Norwich Airport, said: “This is great news for holidaymakers looking for even more choice from Norwich Airport. Being able to travel to a wider range of destinations and top hotels from so close to home will be welcomed by people across the region.”





TUI UK and Ireland is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including Thomson, First Choice, and Thomson Cruises. Sub brands include Thomson’s Sensatori, Thomson’s Sensimar, Thomson’s Family Life, First Choice Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts.

TUI UK and Ireland’s airline, Thomson Airways is the UK’s third largest airline with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries. Thomson Airways was the first airline in the UK to take delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

TUI UK and Ireland has a team of more than 10,000 employees and serves over 5.5 million customers each year.

TUI UK & Ireland is a member of TUI Group.