Cyprus Mail

Thomson’s Dreamliner coming to Cyprus

THE superefficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be arriving for the first time in Cyprus on Sunday, Hermes Airports has said.

Thomson Travel’s luxury airliner will fly from Manchester to Larnaca on Sunday and also from Gatwick to Paphos the following Wednesday. It is unclear whether Thomson will use the Dreamliner for the already existing routes to Cyprus in future.

Hermes Airports spokesman Adamos Aspris told the Cyprus Mail that Hermes and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) were planning special events to welcome arrival and also to see off departing passengers on Sunday and Wednesday at both locations.

Arrivals will be able to sample traditional sweets and wine while departures will have music played by a DJ, Aspris said.  “It is the first time the Dreamliner is coming to Cyprus and we hope it will be the first of many,” he said.

According to the Boeing website, the Dreamliner is a superefficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. “It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size,” Boeing said.

It can seat 210 to 250 passengers and has a wing span of 60 metres.  The Dreamliner is 17 metres tall and its first official flight took place in December 2009.

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