According to BATA (British Air transport association) Aviation network in UK is the third largest in the world after USA and China. Large number of passengers travel to and from UK by air and by 2006 number of aircrafts has increased to 963 flying for eight hours daily. British airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic airlines are the most operational airlines in UK. Industry is responsible for carrying around 138 mn passengers a year contributing to 98% of UK airline output. Here is a list of Top 10 airlines in UK 2015 based on the number of passengers uplifted (as on April 2015)
10. Thomson Airways Limited
Founded in 1962 as Britannia Airways with its headquarters at Wigmore House, Luton airport.
Its registered office is located at Crawley, West Sussex. Airline was formed as a result of a merger between TUI AG (Touristik Union International) and First choice Holidas PLC. Airlines commenced its operations as Thomson airways from 2008. This new brand was retained with colour scheme of thomsonfly and some fleets were repainted. It is world’s largest charter airline. It is also the world’s best leisure airline.
It has 17 major operating bases, some of them include Belfast international, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, New castle, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester, London-Gatwick, London- Luton etc. Airlines operates its flights in 80 destinations some of them are: Aruba, Barbados, Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominion Republic, India, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Maldives, and Mauritius etc.
Fleet size is around 77 and include aircrafts such as Boeing 737-800, 757-200, 767-300ER and 787-8.Thomson airlines is the first airline in UK which operated Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2013. The airlines has won many awards such as Most Punctual UK Charter airline from 2009 to 2013, Best overall tour operator in 2012, Winner of a Mercury award in 2010 etc.
According to UK Civil Aviation authority, total flights flown in FY 2014 were 54, 257. Two cabin services are provided for Short and long haul routes. Thomson airways recently introduced mobile boarding passes for its passengers making it more convenient. Customers can download the MyThomson or MyFirstChoice App on Google Play.’ A Film about a smile’ is a film by Thomson airways for advertising about its airlines, through this airlines has shown how focused it is in its perspective. This summer it has upgraded its premium economy class with improved seats with large space and much better recline and comfort for night traveling passengers.