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New Norwich Airport flights revealed

PUBLISHED: 06:16 19 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:59 06 July 2010

Norwich Airport

Norwich Airport

Tracey Gray

Holidaymakers are being offered a boost with the announcement of more holiday routes for the winter months this coming year.

Holidaymakers are being offered a boost with the announcement of more holiday routes for the winter months this coming year.

The news comes on the back of dozens of other flight routes from the city being cancelled over the past two years.

From November this year, holiday company Thomson will be operating 189-seater flights from Norwich Airport to Spanish islands Tenerife and Alicante and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. The flights will operate every week for 26 weeks.

The Tenerife and Alicante routes have been reinstated after the airport received more than 500 requests for the two destinations within the last six months, and the Sharm el Sheikh is new.

The new routes are a boost to the airport after a number of services from the city were axed or reduced including direct flights to Paris and Guernsey by Flybe and to Barcelona and Palma by Spanish airline LTE.

Flybe also axed flights to Alicante and Malaga in 2007.

In November last year Air France KLM reaffirmed the company's commitment to restoring the fourth daily flight from Norwich to Amsterdam, which was temporarily axed from October 28 following the recession and a seasonal fall in demand in the winter months.

Elliott Summers, the airport's managing director said: “We have worked very hard with our business partners and listened to our customers in delivering three fantastic new routes to destinations for which our clientele have been asking.

“It is now down to the people of Norfolk and beyond to support these routes and enjoy these new destinations. If they do I am sure that even more success will follow.

This Saturday , Norwich Airport will be hosting a holiday and travel fair giving people the opportunity to meet and talk with the tour operators flying with Norwich Airport in 2010.

For more information on holidays flying from the airport, call 01603 428700, log on to www.travelnorwich.com, or visit Travel Norwich Airport at the Airport or Castle Mall.

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