On June 21st 2013, Thomson Airways became the first British airline to begin commercial passenger Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner services.
But before being deployed on TUI’s long haul network, the 787 was put on a number of European services. I was along on the return leg of the first ever Thomson Dreamliner service flying from Mahon, Spain to London Gatwick. I flew out especially to Mahon that morning.
This video features the full flight; from G-TUIA’s arrival into Mahon to it’s departure and arrival into Gatwick. There are a few little surprises along the way too, featuring some of the new B787 Dreamliner ‘gadgets’ and the new improved Thompson Airways Long Haul product.
Thanks to the crew for being so cooperative.. there were lots of people photographing the event and they were very accommodating.