TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, has launched its winter programme and reveals growth plans for Bristol Airport with new weekly routes to Keflavik, Dalaman and Naples and additional flights to Tenerife for the 2019 season.
The winter 2019 programme will continue to offer holidaymakers in the South West of England more choice and flexibility than ever before, with an increased capacity of nearly 8,000 additional seats at Bristol Airport. Continuing to recognise that not everyone wants to holiday for 7 or 14 nights, passengers will also have the option of 10 and 11 night holidays to Malaga in Spain and Palma in Majorca at the end season of next winter. There will also be an additional day added to the flight programme for flights from Bristol Airport to Tenerife.
The move to introduce these routes is part of TUI’s strategy to ensure customers across the UK can fly from their local airport and stay at the best hotels in some of the most exciting destinations around the world, including TUI flagship properties such as the TUI Sensatori Resort Tenerife.
What proved to be a surprise to aviation enthusiasts and spotters today was the arrival of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which operated a flight to Cape Verde for TUI Airways.
The aircraft, G-TUIJ Boeing 787-9, named “Pixie Dust” departed around 12.30pm for its 5 hour flight to Espargos, in the Cape Verde islands after positioning in from Manchester earlier this morning.
This is the first time a Boeing 787-9 has flown to and from Bristol Airport, it is unclear at this stage if this will be a regular sight, but this does show that other airlines that operate the same aircraft type could fly from Bristol Airport.
Thanks to Andy Moore for the above video and below photo.
On Thursday 5th April 2018 Bristol Airport celebrated the inaugural TUI flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight is operating by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which benefits from 30% bigger windows, quieter journey with 60% less noise than standard aircraft and mood lighting which helps keep passengers body clocks in tune.
Passengers on the first flight were treated to platters of tropical fruit and Dominican Republic themed cupcakes making each passenger have a memorable send off from Bristol Airport staff and TUI Cabin Crew.
The flight operates once a week between the 5th April and 25th October 2018 inclusive. More info can be found on the Bristol Airport website.
TUI first programme launch after last year’s re-brand reveals ambitious growth plans with two new routes and additional flights out of Bristol Airport for Summer 2019.
Two new routes to from Bristol Airport to Marrakech and Halkidiki
Additional flights have been added to popular destinations such as Antalya, Kefalonia and Cancun plus an extra cruise flight to Naples
Recognising that not everyone wants to holiday for 7 or 14 nights, customers can find more 10 and 11 night stays thanks to additional flights to Antalya, Kefalonia and Cancun reflecting the enduring popularity of Greece, the resurgence of Turkey and the demand for long haul flying on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Customers flying from Bristol Airport will see an increase of 10,000 seats offering holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever before. Additional flying has also been added to Naples (Italy) to support the new homeport for Marella Explorer 2, the new ship from Marella Cruises.
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