GLASGOW AIRPORT chiefs reckon they've landed a real coup after it was revealed the hub would be the first in Scotland to welcome the futuristic 'Dreamliner' aeroplane.
Thomson Airways will fly the Dreamliner, a new 787 aircraft, from Glasgow on weekly flights to Cancun in Mexico and Sanford in Florida from May 1, 2013.
The aircraft is hailed as a "green" plane which is fuel-efficient with a special on-board atmosphere designed to cut down on jetlag.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "To be the first airport in Scotland to welcome Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner will be a huge honour and we are delighted Thomson Airways has decided to base one of its new aircraft at Glasgow.
"The Dreamliner is at the cutting edge of aircraft design and with regards to comfort, it will provide Scottish passengers with a unique flying experience. The Dreamliner will undoubtedly prove a huge draw for Thomson Airways and we are looking forward to its arrival in May next year."
Thomson Airways say it will revolutionise air travel because of significant advances in comfort and well-being for passengers.
Thomson Airways managing director Chris Browne said: "As the UK's third largest airline, it is a major coup for Thomson Airways to be the first UK airline to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
"We are thrilled to be flying the aircraft in our summer 2013 flying programme from Glasgow Airport, giving holidaymakers in Scotland the chance to travel on this amazing new aircraft."
The Dreamliner has wider aisles, higher ceilings and bigger windows than the average plane and also has quieter engines.
The firm says it will have eight Dreamliners but has yet to decide where they will all be based.
A further five Dreamliners will also be taken by TUI Travel, the parent company of Thomson Airways, making a total of 13 aircraft across the group.