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