TUI UK bolsters summer 2025 flying programme with focus on choice and flexibility

    • Over 10.2 million seats planned for Summer 2025
    • Increased flexibility in flying with TUI Airways flying from 19 UK airports
    • New Marella Cruise programme homeported in Paphos
    • Additional based aircraft in Exeter to meet continued customer demand in the southwest

    TUI, the leading global travel and leisure company, has announced an additional 300,000 seats for its Summer 2025 programme bringing the total to 10.2 million flight seats now on sale from airports across the UK.

    Andrew Flintham, Managing Director TUI UK&I, said: “We are seeing that our customers want more flexibility in departing airports, destinations and holiday durations, and this programme for summer 2025 shows our continued commitment to making it easier for customers to book the holiday that’s right for them.

    “The additions are across 19 regional airports from Glasgow to Bournemouth with customers being able to fly on more TUI holidays from their local airport than ever before.”

    The biggest change comes with an additional aircraft based at Exeter Airport providing an extra 80,000 seats from the southwest airport, including a new route to perennial favourite Ibiza. Year-round flying to Tenerife and Lanzarote will now be possible with new flights in the summer to the Canaries. Antalya, Heraklion, Paphos and Rhodes will now operate twice per week giving customers the opportunity to book 10- and 11-night holidays.

    The additional capacity and flexibility across the UK allows TUI to increase frequency of flights to key holiday destinations in line with increased customer demand.

    The additional 300k seats for 2025 will provide:

    • 150k additional seats to North Africa
      • 100k additional seats to Egypt
      • 30k additional seats to Morocco
      • 15k additional seats to Tunisia
    • 85k additional seats to Cyprus
    • 70k additional seats to Greece
    • 40k additional seats to Spain

    Regional flying

    The biggest benefit for TUI customers will come from additional flights, with new exclusive routes and significant frequency increases at regional airports.

    Birmingham Airport will see 70,000 new seats and nine exclusive routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Hurghada, Kavala, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Montego Bay, Pula, Punta Cana and Sal. Daily flights to Palma, Antalya, Dalaman plus Paphos and Rhodes now operating six times a week, and increasing frequency to Burgas, with three flights per week.

    There will be an additional 15,000 seats from Bournemouth with exclusive routes to Kefalonia and Paphos. Rhodes, Heraklion, Corfu and Mahon operate twice per week giving customers options for 10- and 11-night holidays.

    Customers flying from East Midlands will benefit from increased frequency and choice with new routes to Burgas, Bulgaria & Boa Vista, Cape Verde and 50,000 additional seats offering more frequency to existing destinations.

    Exeter will see more capacity with an extra based aircraft for 2025 for customers in Devon and Cornwall. 80,000 more seats including a new route to perennial favourite Ibiza. In addition, Tenerife and Lanzarote flights will now be available throughout the summer providing year-round flying to the Canaries.  Antalya, Heraklion, Paphos and Rhodes will now operate twice per week giving customers the opportunity to book 10- and 11-night holidays.

    Glasgow Airport will continue twice weekly flying to Sharm el Sheik for the summer and increase frequency to three times per week for Paphos and Rhodes.

    London Gatwick Airport will have 1.9 million seats for summer 2025 including a new route to Porto supporting our River Cruise programme. TUI will also provide 12 exclusive routes to Boa vista, Jerez, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Kavala, La Palma, Lamezia Terme, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Montego Bay, Porto Santo, Sal and Samos.

    London Luton Airport will operate a new route to Paphos to support our growing Marella Cruise programme.

    Manchester Airport remains TUI’s biggest regional programme with 2.3 million seats planned for summer 2025. The focus will remain on flexibility and frequency with daily departures to 10 destinations including the exclusive routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Lamezia Terme, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Kavala, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Sal.

    Newcastle Airport customers will benefit from 30,000 more seats on sale with exclusive routes to Cancun, Enfidha, Hurghada, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Naples, Sal and Sharm El Sheikh. There will be daily flights to Palma De Mallorca and Dalaman, Turkey, and increased frequency to Kos.

    Stansted Airport will offer 33 weekly flights to 14 destinations including a new route to Enfidha and exclusive flights to Sharm el Sheikh.

    The 2025 summer programme will be on sale from today via, TUI retail stores and independent travel agents.

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