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Thomson Airways

Thomson Airways
AirlineThomson Airways
Founded1962 as Britannia Airways
Commenced operations1 November 2008 (as Thomson Airways)
Fleet size61
Parent companyTUI Travel PLC
HeadquartersLuton, UK
Key peopleChris Browne (Managing Director) Carl Gissing (Director of Customer Services) John Murphy (Director of Flight Operations) Fraser Ellacott (Director of Engineering)

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Thomson Airways is the world's largest charter airline, offering scheduled and charter flights from the UK to destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The company commenced operations on 1 November 2008, following the merger and subsequent re-branding of Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways. Thomson Airways is headquartered in Luton, United Kingdom. It carried over 10.9 million passengers in 2010, making it the third largest UK airline by total passengers, after EasyJet and British Airways.

Thomson Airways Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

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