Thomson asking Twitter users to name Britain's first 787 Dreamliner

Thomson asking Twitter users to name Britain's first 787 DreamlinerTwitter/Thomson


Thomson Airways has turned to Twitter to christen one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

The airline has created the hashtag #nameourplane, which it has also painted on the side of one of its 737 aircraft, and if your suggested name gets picked, you could win a free flight on board.

The competition is to mark the arrival of the Dreamliner in Britain, and the fact that Thomson will become the first British airline to operate it from May next year.

All you need to do? Tweet your suggested name and your reason for choosing it in no more than 140 characters.

Anyone who attaches a picture of the 737 aircraft with the hashtag painted on the side should attach it to their tweet, and special consideration will be given to "original" pictures.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, including Thomson managing director Chris Browne, and the airline's head of training, Captain Stuart Gruber.

Ms Browne told the Telegraph: "The arrival of the 787 Dreamliner will be an exciting time for Thomson Airways and our customers.

"It was only fitting to name one of these revolutionary aircraft in an equally innovative way."

Thomson has ordered 13 787s - described as the world's most environmentally-friendly aircraft - to use o routes from Manchester, Gatwick, Glasgow, and East Midlands.

Qatar Airways will become the first carrier to use the Dreamliner on a commercial route to the UK in August

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