TUI adds new routes and additional frequencies from regional airports for summer 2020
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TUI U.K. is adding new services to many U.K. regional airports as of summer 2020 — and seats are already available to book. The increase of around two million extra seats for next summer is due, in part, to the unfortunate demise of Thomas Cook.
In many cases, extra flights have been added to already-existing routes. TUI is adding more frequencies to the existing routes to give passengers the option of booking 10- or 11-night holidays instead of the usual 7- or 14-night stays.
In a statement about the new routes and increase in frequency to certain destinations, TUI U.K.’s Director of Aviation Planning Karen Switzer said, “We are delighted that our new additions launched today provide holiday makers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where go to next summer on holiday”.
Airports to benefit from new routes include Birmingham (BHX), Bournemouth (BOH), Bristol (BRS) Doncaster Sheffield (DSA), Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle (NCL) and Norwich (NWI).
In the midlands, Birmingham will see two new routes added with flights to Almeria, Spain (LEI) on Sundays and Split, Croatia (SPU) on Fridays. The airline will be increasing frequency to other popular destinations in Greece, Spain and Turkey such as Antalya (AYT), Ibiza (IBZ), Mahon, Menorca (MAH); Rhodes (RHO), Palma (PMI) and Tenerife (TFS).
The tiny southern coastal town of Bournemouth is included in TUI’s route network expansion with a new route on Fridays to Skiathos (JSI) as well as additional weekly flights to Antalya (AYT).
Bristolians will benefit from three new routes in total: Almeria (LEI) on Sundays, Girona (GIR) on Tuesdays and Izmir (ADB) on Saturdays. There will also be flight increases to long-haul family favourite Orlando Sanford (SFB) and destinations closer to home including Antalya (AYT), Bodrum (BOD), Dalaman (DLM), Larnaca (LCA), Palma (PMI), Skiathos (JSI) and Tenerife (TFS).
Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)
The U.K.’s newest airport in Yorkshire will see an additional two routes added to its network. TUI passengers will be able to fly to Fuerteventura (FUE) on Wednesdays and Heraklion (HER) on Tuesdays. Weekly flights to existing routes to Antalya (AYT), Larnaca (LCA), Palma (PMI), Reus, Barcelona (REU); and Zakynthos (ZTH) will also increase.
Up in Scotland, passengers can expect to be able to fly TUI to Bodrum (BOD) and Fuerteventura (FUE).
The biggest increase in flights with more than 400,000 additional seats is set for the U.K.’s third busiest airport. There will be increases in frequency to long-haul destinations such as Orlando (SFO), Cancun (CUN) and Punta Cana (PUJ). In Europe, frequencies will be increased to airports such as Antalya (AYT), Corfu (CFU), Dalaman (DLM), Enfidha (NBE), Izmir (ADB), Lanzarote (ACE), Malaga (AGP), Mahon (MAH), Palma (PMI) and Tenerife (TFS).
As the only international airport between Leeds and Edinburgh, passengers in the northeast will be pleased to see new routes to Santorini (JTR) on Tuesdays, Hurghada (HRG) on Fridays and Skiathos (JSI) on Wednesdays. There will also be frequency increases on routes to other popular destinations such as Dalaman (DLM), Larnaca (LCA), Orlando (SFB) and Tenerife (TFS).
And finally, TUI will start operating from East Anglia’s airport on Saturdays to Antalya (ATY).
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