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Direct flights to Jamaica and Mexico launched for next summer

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Published 18/06/2015 | 11:44

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico
No Repro Fee. DUBLIN AIRPORT CELEBRATES THE ARRIVAL OF THOMSON AIRWAYS 787 DREAMLINER Captain John Murphy, Managing Director of Thomson Airways with Chris Browne, Chief Operations Officer TUI Aviation and Chris’s niece’s Charlotte Grieves, age 7 and Victoria Grieves, age 5 pictured outside the Thomson 787 Dreamliner as the aircraft touched down on Irish soil for the very first time this morning to celebrate the launch of two long-haul routes to Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica direct from Dublin Airport during summer 2016. The Dreamliner has revolutionised air travel, leaving holidaymakers more relaxed and refreshed than ever before, with comfort and wellbeing features on-board reducing the effects of jet-lag. It can also fly much further distances than similar-sized aircraft, allowing it to reach far flung destinations such as Mexico and Jamaica without the need to refuel as it uses 20% less fuel. Thomson Airways, the first UK airline to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will operate the state-of-the-art aircraft on behalf of the tour operators Falcon and Thomson direct non-stop from Dublin Airport, to Montego Bay in Jamaica and Cancun in Mexico, starting from 12 and 13th June 2016. Pic. Robbie Reynolds
Cancun, Mexico
Sun holidays in Jamaica
Cancun: New direct flights for summer 2016

Falcon Holidays and Thomson have officially launched new direct charter flights and packages to Jamaica and Mexico.

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The summer 2016 packages, based on direct flights from Dublin Airport to Jamaica's Montego Bay and Cancun in Mexico, will start from €1,599pp for two weeks, all-inclusive.

The new charter programmes will use a Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which visited Dublin Airport for the official launch yesterday.

The service to Montego Bay begins on June 12, 2016, with the service to Mexico starting a day later on June 13. Both charters will operate weekly for six weeks.

Cancun, on Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, has grown significantly in popularity with Irish long-haul holidaymakers in recent years, and is now the most popular long haul destination after Orlando, Florida.

"More Irish people visit Mexico each year than any of their European counterparts, and with the new direct flights we expect this to grow even more,” said Carlos Garcia De Alba, Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, at the launch.

Falcon and Thomson will offer over 22 hotels in Cancun, including its flagship Sensatori and adult-only range, the tour operators said.

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Thomson's Boeing Dreamliner 787 in Dublin

“In Jamaica, holidaymakers have the ideal combination of sandy beach relaxation and luxurious hotels set in cultural surroundings and the perfect mix to suit couples, families and friends alike, ” added Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for the brands.

There, Falcon and Thomson will offer over 17 hotels over several resorts, including Falcon Premier, Thomson A La Carte, Thomson Platinum Lifestyle, Thomson Platinum and Thomson Sensatori.

All-inclusive packages including flights and 14 nights at the 3-star Holiday Inn Sunspree in Jamaica start from €1,599 per adult and €979 per child.

In Cancun, all-inclusive packages including flights plus 14 nights at the 4-star Catalonia Riviera Maya start from €1,699 per adult and €979 per child.

The full programme is now available to book with deposits from €200pp.

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