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Date: 15/02/2011

Thomson adds Bristol-Boa Vista to winter holiday programme
Holiday giant Thomson has announced that flights to West African hotspot, Cape Verde, will be available next winter from Bristol Airport.

From November 2011 to April 2012 Thomson Airways will operate a flight every Tuesday to Boa Vista.

The Cape Verde islands are located in the Atlantic, over 500 miles off the West African coast. Described as the ‘new Caribbean’, Cape Verde combines Portuguese and African influences and enjoys a warm climate with winter temperatures in the mid-twenties.

Boa Vista is renowned for its white sandy beaches and, although it is the most developed of the island group, it remains relatively untouched by tourism. An added bonus is that Cape Verde is in the same time zone as the UK, minimising jet lag from the seven hour flight.

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said:

“Cape Verde is an exciting new destination for those seeking some winter sun, and we are confident it will prove popular with holidaymakers across the South West and Wales.”

Carl Gissing, Director of Customer Services for Thomson Airways said:

“At Thomson Airways we are fully committed to our regional UK airports as we understand the importance of allowing our customers greater choice and flexibility. With over 30 new routes being introduced, those looking to escape for some winter sun will have more choice than ever before without the inconvenience of a long journey to the airport”.

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