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Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways (now Thomson Airways) have been named the most punctual UK charter airlines for flights during summer 2008. The combined airlines were also the most punctual carriers servicing Glasgow, Newcastle and Stansted airports over the same period.

According to the Summer 2008 UK Charter Airline Punctuality report, Thomson Airways recorded the best on-time performance*, with flights from Newcastle, Edinburgh and London Luton showing the top timekeeping.

Chris Browne, managing director of Thomson Airways commented: “These great results are an outstanding tribute to our staff and to their hard work, dedication and focus in this important area. Our strong punctuality record means that people booking their 2009 summer holidays can be confident we’ll get them direct to their destination as quickly as possible.”

Full details of the report are viewable on, which shows punctuality and average delay data for UK charter airlines over the period 1st April 2008 to 31st October 2008 inclusive. All the data is taken from UK airports departures records for the airport users council (AUC), who are sponsored by the CAA to promote customer policies within aviation.

All customers booking a flight on Thomson Airways are now covered under the government backed ATOL scheme, meaning that customers can book in the knowledge that their money is safe.

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Note to editors:

* On-Time Performance is the percentage of flights operating early, on-time or up to 15 minutes late

First Choice and Thomson, together with their subsidiary brands, look after more than 7.5 million customers, travelling on more than four million holidays a year.

For further information please contact:

Amy Mallinson Duff/ Kath Freer / Susie Aust, bgb communications
email: / /
tel: 020 7902 2990

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