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New long haul routes to Florida and Mexico from Edinburgh Airport

Thomson Airways, the airline for Thomson and First Choice, has announced it will be introducing Cancun and Florida as new destinations from Edinburgh Airport for its 2012 summer season.

The move underlines the current demand from customers seeking long-haul holidays from Edinburgh.

Kevin Brown, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Our passengers and stakeholders are continually asking us for more direct flights from the Capital so I’m delighted to be announcing these new destinations from Edinburgh to Cancun and Florida.

“We’re committed to growing our long haul reach and continue to discuss opportunities with carriers travelling both East and West.”

Paul Cooper, Head of Airport Negotiations for Thomson Airways said: “At Thomson Airways we are fully committed to our regional airports in Scotland as we understand the importance of allowing our customers greater choice and flexibility. For those looking to escape for some summer sun next year, we will have more choice then ever before without the inconvenience of a long journey to the airport”.

Direct flights from Edinburgh to Cancun and Florida are now available to book for summer 2012, starting from £609 per person return to Cancun and £689 return to Florida and will go on sale from today, 5th May 2011.

As the UK’s biggest leisure airline, Thomson Airways offers fantastic customer service; ensuring holidays can begin as soon as customers depart the UK. All seats are allocated at check-in, meaning there is no scrum to board the aircraft, and for long haul flights they offer more legroom in economy than BA, Virgin Atlantic, bmi and Monarch.

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