TUI UK restarts summer holidays from Newcastle Airport

TUI UK today reveals its summer 2020 holiday programme starting on 1 August from Newcastle Airport, with flights to Greece and Spain.

The UK’s largest holiday company is ready to take people on holiday again to 12 destinations between 1 and 7 August, including Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Ibiza, Kos, Gran Canaria, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife and Zakynthos. Lanzarote, Heraklion, Larnaca, Paphos and Reus will be added to the programme between August and October, with a total of 17 destinations accessible from Newcastle by the start of October.

The first flight to depart Newcastle Airport on 1 August will be to Palma, Majorca at 6:00.

Since TUI re-started holidays on 11 July, it has seen an increase in searches, with Spain and Greece the most searched for destinations.

Richard Sofer, Commercial Director, TUI UK & Ireland said: “After four months of not taking people on holidays, we are incredibly excited to be back at Newcastle Airport and taking our customers away. We’re starting small, offering holidays to some of our most popular destinations, so that those who want to travel can do so safely.

“Of course, the current circumstances mean we need to be flexible, and we’re ready to adapt our plans if need be. We’re always monitoring local and international Government advice, and we’ll constantly review our holiday programme as we go along.

“Our customers can be sure they’ll be taken care of through every part of their holiday with us – from the flight, to the transfers, and the hotel – particularly with our new COVID-19 Cover included with every booking. We realise we’re almost halfway through the summer, so we’re glad we’re finally able to offer a variety of choices so our customers can make the most of what’s left of the warmer months.”

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle Airport said: "It's great to see TUI's summer holiday programme re-starting again from Newcastle. Many in the North East will have been hoping for a summer getaway this year and will be looking to book a last-minute break in the sun. We hope that TUI's measures, along with our Ten Point Plan, will allow passengers to feel confident when making their travel plans and we look forward to welcoming them to the airport again soon.”