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Thomson introduces extra legroom seats for short and mid haul routes

Thomson Airways has removed some seats from its B757 aircraft, replacing them with extra legroom seats which are available on short and mid-haul routes from May 1.

Passengers will now get between 33-34 inches of legroom, an increase of four to five inches on standard seating. The extra legroom seats are not located at the emergency exit, meaning they can be booked for anyone, including children.

The extra legroom seats cost from £35 per person for a return flight and are now available for booking. Thomson uses its B757s to fly to places such as Egypt and Cape Verde, and will eventually fit the new seats on to all 16 of its B757 fleet.

Carl Gissing, director of customer service for Thomson Airways said: “We are continually looking at new ways to improve our in-flight products and service to ensure customers begin their holidays as relaxed as possible.  Our new extra legroom seats are great for families and couples, offering 33 or 34 inches of leg room.”

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Report by Scott Carey