TUI UK is to expand its flight programme out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) in summer 2019 including Yorkshire’s first long-haul route to Sanford in Florida utilising a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The carrier has been re-branded from Thomson Airways and as part of the changes has expanded its operations. It will also add an additional aircraft positioned out of the DSA and start a total of five new routes.
Customers flying from DSA will see an increase of 110,000 seats and the airport will have a 15 per cent share of TUI’s overall passenger growth for summer 2019.
Flights and holidays to Pula (Croatia), Hurghada (Egypt), Kos (Greece) and Bodrum (Turkey) have all been added to the programme.
Additional flights have also been added for next summer, as TUI will operate more flights to Alicante in Spain and more options to Zante, Antalya and Rhodes for customers flying from DSA.
Doncaster aviation development director, Chris Harcombe 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.”