TUI increases capacity on select winter routes from Manchester

Sep 17, 2019

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TUI Airways is planning to increase capacity at its Manchester base. For the winter 2019/2020 season, the airline is swapping some of its smaller capacity aircraft for larger Boeing 767-300ERs, which can fly more passengers to three destinations.

For the winter season, TUI is altering its operations from Manchester (MAN) to Ilha do Sal (SID) and Boa Vista (BVC) — both in Cape Verde — as well as Salzburg (SZG). As reported by RoutesOnline, the following operations will change:

  • Manchester (MAN) to Ilha do Sal (SID) — effective 6 October; 767-300ER replaces 757 on 2x weekly service
  • Manchester (MAN) to Boa Vista (BVC) — effective 4 November; 767-300ER replaces 757 on 2x weekly service
  • Manchester (MAN) to Salzburg (SZG) — effective 21 December; 767-300ER replaces 737-800 on 2x weekly service

TUI’s 757s feature 233 seats across both economy and extra legroom cabins, and its 737s feature 189 seats across a single economy cabin. With the move to 767s on these three routes, TUI will offer a total of 287 or 328 seats, depending on the configuration of the exact aircraft used.

Both Ilha do Sal and Boa Vista are popular winter destinations, with the average high temperature hovering around 26 degrees — a welcome break from the dreary UK winter. Meanwhile, TUI’s increase in capacity to Salzburg will offer more seats to the popular ski destination.

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