Sharm el Sheikh

The Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh

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Thomson Airways Announces Expansion from Leeds Bradford Airport

26 March 2012

Thomson Airways has announced an exciting new addition to its holiday and fly cruise programme from Leeds Bradford Airport with the introduction of the beautiful Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh.  This new route will compliment an increase in seat capacity to the popular Winter sun destination of Tenerife, offering holidaymakers even more choice.

Flights to Sharm el Sheikh start on Thursday 8 November 2012 whilst flights to Tenerife start on Friday 9 November 2012.

Carl Gissing, Director of Customer Service, Thomson Airways said: "We are delighted to announce a new, exclusive route from Leeds Bradford airport to Sharm el Sheikh and an increase in the number of seats available for our existing Tenerife route. The flights will also tie into our fly cruise programmes from Sharm el Sheikh and Tenerife. Today's announcements demonstrate our firm commitment to UK regional airports, such as Leeds Bradford, which offer easy access to faraway destinations for all our customers. We recognise there is a strong demand in the area for holidays to Sharm el Sheikh (and the Red Sea) and Tenerife which are all popular winter sun destinations for Thomson Airways customers."

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Commercial Director, said: "We are pleased that Thomson Airways is now offering passengers from Leeds Bradford Airport even more choice to these two favourite holiday and fly cruise destinations. Sharm El Sheikh and the fabulous Red Sea resorts offer excellent value for money for holidaymakers and a high standard of accommodation for both beach and family holidays.

He added: "We are sure the increase in seat capacity to the beautiful Spanish Island of Tenerife will prove a welcome addition to our existing Winter Sun selection."

First Choice offers seven night holidays in Egypt at the 4 Sun Holiday Village Red Sea in Sharm el Sheikh, on an all inclusive basis from £699 per person based on two sharing. Departing on 13th December 2012 from Leeds Bradford Airport, the price includes return flights with Thomson Airways, accommodation, transfers and all taxes and charges. To book visit www.firstchoice.co.uk or call: 0871 200 7799