With Thomson set to take delivery of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner very soon (and become the first UK customer for the type), I thought I’d share some details on when they will be arriving, and where you can see them flying.
G-TUIA will be delivered to Manchester on 31st May at 1100
G-TUIB will be delivered to Manchester on 1st June at 0650
G-TUIC will be delivered to Manchester on 14th June at 0650
A staff proving flight will take place from Manchester to London Gatwick on 13th June
Line training will be undertaken at a variety of regional airports, including Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Newquay, Prestwick, Shannon, and also Hanover in Germany.
The first revenue flight will take place on 21st June, from Gatwick to Mahon (Menorca) and back.
The first long haul services will begin from Gatwick and Manchester on 8th July (see our Boeing 787 Routes page)
All subject to change, naturally
This information is credit to John Dyer, via Mark Howard