TUI reveals ambitious expansion in 2019 holiday programme

TUI UK’s first programme launch after last year’s re-brand has revealed ambitious growth plans for summer 2019 with an additional 720,000 seats, flying 40 new routes, with 26 exclusive to the brand and five additional UK based aircraft.

The holiday company will also increase ten- and 11-night stays and will open 16 new unique concept resorts across the TUI and First Choice brands.

Key to overall growth is a dynamic regional aviation plan with new routes from 15 UK airports. With a focus on mid and short haul destinations, new holiday opportunities will be opened up for passengers across the country, from Aberdeen to Exeter, with new flights to 19 overseas airports in eight countries.

The biggest numbers will fly out of Doncaster Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, East Midlands and Glasgow Airports, which between them will fly 60% of the company’s customer growth on holiday. The increasing popularity of Croatia, the enduring appeal and consistent value of Greece and the resurgence of Turkey are reflected in the programme with nearly 50% of new routes taking customers to these three top destinations.

There will also be 200,000 seats available to the popular African islands of Cape Verde, favoured by customers wanting to take advantage of the year round sun.

Richard Sofer, the company’s commercial director for UK & Ireland said: “Summer 2019 is the most ambitious programme we have ever introduced. We are focusing firmly on growing our amazing range of holidays through an extended regional flying programming, concentrated on the core destinations holidaymakers want to travel to, while offering the flexibility of holiday duration they want. We’ve added capacity where we know we have customer demand and will be opening 16 new flagship resorts across TUI and First Choice affirming our commitment to our exclusive hotel concepts.

“Our intention is to open up new possibilities to existing customers whilst attracting new holiday makers to the TUI and First Choice brands. This is just the first step in an exciting vision which will evolve over the next 12 months and beyond.”


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