Travel and holiday company, TUI UK, has announced the launch of its summer 2019 programme for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with the introduction of an additional aircraft based out of the airport, five new routes and a long haul added to the programme.
With the additional aircraft based at the airport, TUI will now offer 10 and 11 night stays in addition to the standard holiday package for 7 or 14 nights. The programme, including flights and holidays to five new destinations, will provide an increase of 110,000 seats, offering holidaymakers more choice and flexibility.
Customers will now be able to book summer holidays from Doncaster Sheffield to Sanford, Florida for summer 2019, flying on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The company will also offer flights and holidays to Pula, Croatia; Hurghada, Egypt; Kos, Greece and Bodrum, Turkey from the airport for next summer.
TUI is also offering additional flights to popular destinations for summer 2019 – the company will operate more flights to Alicante in Spain and 10 and 11 night holiday options to Zante, Antalya and Rhodes for customers flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
TUI UK’s commercial director, Richard Sofer, said: ‘Summer 2019 is the most ambitious programme we have ever introduced. We are focusing firmly on expanding access to 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 increased our capacity by basing an additional aircraft in Doncaster Sheffield, adding 110,000 additional seats and introducing five new routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport for summer 2019. We are also giving customers even more opportunity when booking their summer holidays with the new addition of long haul flying and more 10 and 11 night holiday options.’
Chris Harcombe, aviation development director for the airport, said, ‘TUI is more than an airline to DSA, it is our founding partner. Adding long haul and further new routes is the next logical step to reward their many loyal customers with even more choice from DSA.
‘Coming off the back of our Vision and Masterplan launches showing the true scale of what DSA can achieve, this news is a clear forward step and backing of what we want to achieve. We look forward to these routes starting in summer 19.’
TUI is also offering several free children’s’ places across all TUI and First Choice holidays, and deposits will be GBP50per person short and mid haul and GBP125 per person long haul. Summer 2019 holidays will be on sale from April 5, the airport said.