Travellers from Doncaster will benefit from new destinations, new cruises and extra flights thanks to an announcement that Thomson and First Choice will be boosting their offering from Robin Hood Airport for summer 2010.

Monastir, Tunisia was launched  2 months ago from Robin Hood Airport for summer 2010. Reacting to high demand and strong early booking sales, Thomson and First Choice has now announced that they will be offering an extra weekly flight to the North African destination, as well as operating an additional weekly flight to Dalaman in Turkey.

Jodi Stow, marketing and communications manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “This is great news for the airport and a welcome boost for travellers from across the region.

“The total Thomson and First Choice capacity for summer 2010 will now exceed our summer 2009 capacity with almost 6000 extra seats on sale.

“We work closely with Thomson and First Choice and are pleased that strong early bookings have created the demand for these extra flights.

“We have found that people like to book early to travel from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to guarantee the convenience of being able to fly from their local airport.”

The new Monastir flight will operate on Sunday’s from 23rd May – 31st October with the extra Dalaman flight operating on Thursday’s from 27th May for 23 weeks.

Thomson has also put on sale some brand new cruise itineraries that will sail from Marmaris in Turkey. The new Dalaman flights will connect with these itineraries.

The four cruise itineraries will be as follows: Highlights of the Aegean Departs May, September and October 2010 Ports of call – Marmaris – Istanbul – Canakkale – Kusadasi – Athens – Crete 

Marmaris Egypt and the Holy Land Departs May, September and October 2010 Ports of call – Marmaris – Alexandria – Cairo (from Port Said) – Ashdod – Larnaca – Antalya 

Marmaris Aegean Discovery Departs May – September 2010 Ports of call – Marmaris – Bodrum – Izmir – Mykonos – Athens – Nauplion – Crete – Marmaris Ottoman Treasures Departs June – August 2010 Ports of call – Marmaris – Istanbul – Canakkale – Kusadasi – Santorini – Rhodes – Marmaris

“It is good to see that the demand for additional flights and new holiday destinations remains strong despite the current economic climate. We are looking forward to welcoming these extra passengers in the summer of 2010.”

Thomson and First Choice will also offer new weekly flights to Antalya in Turkey, and Lanzarote from May 2010 from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

The flights and cruises are now on sale, to book or for further details visit or

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