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Thomson To Start Cancún From EDI!  
User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Hello all,

Believe it has not been yet commented in the forums.

Just heard it on the radio, today, that it has been officially announced by the government of the state of Quintana Roo, México, the introduction of a 1 x weekly nonstop schedulded service from Edinburgh to Cancún by Thomson.

This is, again, wonderful news for Cancún and México, as a whole. The Mexican Mayan Riviera is, indeed, picking up as a prime leisure destination from Europe, particularly from the U.K. We have seen the recent addition of BA, which is now flying 3 x weekly from LGW, to the collection of European airlines at CUN, and now Thomson announces further expansion in the market.

Link to a brief press release by BAA:

http://www.edinburghairport.com/port...Centre%5ENews%20Releases%5EResults

On a side note, which was already briefly discussed sometime ago in the forums, Virgin Atlantic will be also starting Cancún from LHR in the summer of 2012 !!!...

Keep the good times and nice and cool breeze going, I say...   

Best regards


No matter how you fly...just never get your wings clipped !
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User currently offlineaidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

This was announced months ago (May 2011 I believe) with the release of Thomson & First Choice summer 2012 brochures.

They are probably just remarketing / advertising the route on the radio. Although I guess this is for the locals and businesses to know as Nationals won't be able to use the service with it not being a scheduled service, is that correct?

Florida will also feature as a long-haul destination flying with Thomson Airways in 2012.

[Edited 2011-11-10 08:46:08]

[Edited 2011-11-10 08:48:36]

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting XA744 (Thread starter):
the introduction of a 1 x weekly nonstop schedulded service from Edinburgh to Cancún by Thomson

And operates for a grand total of 3 flights only at height of summer ! Suppose its a taster along with the 3 flights to Orlando to see if the demand has changed.


User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting XA744 (Thread starter):
This is, again, wonderful news for Cancún and México, as a whole. The Mexican Mayan Riviera is, indeed, picking up as a prime leisure destination from Europe, particularly from the U.K. We have seen the recent addition of BA, which is now flying 3 x weekly from LGW, to the collection of European airlines at CUN, and now Thomson announces further expansion in the market.

I am not sure the market can sustain all these carriers. Already we have BA, TCX and TOM on the route and VS will be adding even more seats to the market. The CUN flights are by no means the gold mine they once were. The TOM LGW flight left today with only 70 people on board.

Quoting XA744 (Thread starter):
On a side note, which was already briefly discussed sometime ago in the forums, Virgin Atlantic will be also starting Cancún from LHR in the summer of 2012 !!!...

Dumping another 96,000 seats onto the market.

Quoting aidoair (Reply 1):
They are probably just remarketing / advertising the route on the radio. Although I guess this is for the locals and businesses to know as Nationals won't be able to use the service with it not being a scheduled service, is that correct?

Correct, passengers with Mexican passports require one nights accommodation and a return ticket to enable them to depart the UK. As far as I am aware, you cannot book flights from CUN to the UK seat only with TOM.


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

There will be flight only from the UK offered (infact are available currently) but this essentially is an outbound bucket and spade package tour flight at the height of summer only. Interestingly the new BA CUN flights are supposedly doing very well.

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