Well it's not going to be LOT anymore!
What does this mean for TUI and LOT?
TUI Travel UK leisure carrier Thomson Airways has been told by class="infusionLink">Boeing
that it will be the European launch customer for the class="infusionLink">Boeing
Thomson Airways already knew it would launch the 787 in the UK market
when its first delivery arrives in January 2012, but it was competing
Polish Airlines to be the European number one.
Delays to the 787 programme and the subsequent reshuffling of
deliveries mean it has been difficult to tell which of the two carriers
would be first to take the aircraft. But speaking during a media
briefing at the class="infusionLink">Farnborough
air show, TUI Travel chief executive Peter Long said: "Boeing did
say, last night, that not only would we be first in the UK, but also
first in Europe."