Boeing Delivers Thomson Airways' First 787 Dreamliner

            Boeing Delivers Thomson Airways' First 787 Dreamliner

- First UK airline to operate the 787

PR Newswire

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 31, 2013

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) and
Thomson Airwaysannounced the delivery today of the airline's first Boeing 787
Dreamliner. The airplane, the first of eight 787s Thomson Airways has on
order, is the first to be delivered to a UK airline.

Thousands gathered to watch Thomson's 787 Dreamliner arrive at Manchester
Airport, completing its delivery flight from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
Senior Thomson and Boeing executives, including Thomson Managing Director
Chris Browne and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Marketing Randy
Tinseth, were onboard the delivery flight.

"After much anticipation, we are very excited to welcome the 787 Dreamliner to
our fleet and as the first airline in the UK, hope our customers will enjoy
the unique experience of this revolutionary aircraft," said Browne. "The
extended flying range of the Dreamliner also unlocks a host of new and
exciting holiday options for our customers, increasing the range of long-haul
destinations available with Thomson Airways from four UK airports. Customers
will be amazed at the unique look, feel and service – all of which will ensure
the unique Thomson holiday experience starts as soon as they step on board
this fabulous new aircraft."

The aircraft was welcomed on arrival at Manchester by Todd Nelp, vice
president of European sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ken O'Toole,
Chief Commercial Officer for MAG, owner of Manchester Airport.

"Today's 787 delivery represents a very significant milestone in the ongoing
partnership between Boeing and Thomson Airways," said Nelp. "Thomson becomes
the first UK airline to operate the 787, the most technologically advanced and
fuel efficient commercial jetliner ever built. Thomson's passengers will
experience unparalleled levels of comfort with the 787's improved lighting,
bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced
ventilation systems. This delivery marks the next chapter in history for both
Thomson and the UK aviation industry."

The 787 Dreamliner is composed of light-weight composites and features
numerous systems, engine and aerodynamic advancements, making it more
efficient to operate compared with its competition. It is the first mid-sized
airplane capable of flying long-range routes, providing airlines with
unprecedented fuel economy and low operating costs and enabling airlines to
open new, non-stop routes preferred by passengers.

On July 8, Thomson's first long-haul Dreamliner flights will operate from
Manchester to Florida and Glasgow to Cancun. Thomson will also operate
services from London Gatwick and East Midlands airports. Later this year, the
airline will introduce direct flights to Phuket, Thailand from the UK.

The Thomson 787 Dreamliner will carry 291 passengers and is configured with 47
seats in the airline's Premium Club cabin and 244 seats in the Economy Club
cabin.

Thomson Airways is part of the TUI Travel PLC and is the UK's third largest
airline operating 58 aircraft.

Contact:

Fiona O'Farrell
Boeing European Communications
+44 (0) 7557 160 645
Fiona.ofarrell@boeing.com

Grace Jones
Thomson Airways
+ 44 (0) 1582 648725
Pressoffice@thomson.co.uk
Thomson@hkstrategies.com

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com