Photo: Associação Aeronáutica do Algarve _ Pedro Fernandes

Operated by Thomson Airways, one of the largest charter flight companies in the world, belonging to the TUI group, the flight landed in the Algarve having flown in from London Gatwick.

Aviation enthusiasts will be happy to know that the 324-seat cutting edge aircraft will be making the flight every Sunday.

Faro Airport said the operation is of “great importance to the Algarve as Thomson has stood out over the past two decades for having a history of carrying more than four million passengers to and from Faro.”

Faro is also Thomson’s most sought-after summer destination for 2016, and during the upcoming period the company is expected to grow by more than 40 percent, with 100,000 available seats to southern Portugal.

Thomson also flies to Faro from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Dublin, Nottingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted.