Thomson Airways has taken delivery of its first of eight Boeing 787s, the first to be delivered to a UK airline. The aircraft will be placed into service July 8 on Manchester-Florida and Glasgow-Cancun routes. 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 787 will carry 291 passengers and is configured with 47 seats in the airline’s premium club ...

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