TUI UK launches additional 98,000 seats for Summer 2020 from Newcastle Airport

  • New flights to Santorini, Hurghada and Skiathos
  • Additional weekly flights introduce 10 and 11 night holidays to Antalya
  • 98,000 extra seats go on sale today from Newcastle Airport

22 October 2019 - TUI, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced their biggest ever holiday programme with new destinations; Santorini (Greece), Hurghada (Egypt) and Skiathos (Greece) added to its summer 2020 programme from Newcastle Airport.

The new flights from Newcastle Airport will go on sale today with Santorini flights operating on Tuesdays, Hurghada on Fridays and Skiathos on Wednesdays.    

Sticking with its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice, TUI will also introduce new 10 and 11 night holidays to mid-haul hotspots Antalya (Turkey) providing even more duration options for customers.

Newcastle Airport will also see additional flying days to TUI customer favourites such as Orlando Sanford (Florida), Dalaman (Turkey), Tenerife (Canaries), Palma (Spain) and Larnaca (Cyprus)*. The summer 2020 programme will also see an increase in the frequency of flights operating to Dalaman (Turkey) on Mondays, giving holidaymakers from the North East more choice when booking next year’s summer holiday.

TUI UK&I’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced an additional two million seats to many holiday destination favourites and today the majority of these seats go on sale for summer 2020. We are delighted that our new additions launched today provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go next summer on holiday. The customer is at the heart of everything we do and this additional growth to some of our customer’s favourite holiday hotspots demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us.“

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We have received countless requests for services to be restored to Hurghada, Skiathos and Santorini, so we are extremely pleased that TUI is putting these routes on sale for summer 2020.

“As well as the three new routes, TUI has also added more flying days to some of its existing destinations including additional direct flights to Florida on its state-of-the-art Dreamliner.

“The fourth aircraft added by TUI has also added extra capacity to the likes of Antalya and Tenerife – showing the airline’s commitment to passenger demand and to creating additional jobs for the region.”