The world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s largest holiday provider has today launched flights back to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from Birmingham Airport. The Boeing 737-800 took off this morning with excited passengers and crew on board.
The flight marks the return of TUI holidays to Sharm El Sheikh, with thousands of customers heading to the Egyptian favourite this summer – planted on the bottom of the Shai Peninsula to enjoy its 35km of coastline, year-round dry climate and warm waters of the Red Sea.
Eleven resorts including TUI Magic Life Sharm El Sheikh and Reef Oasis Blue Bay along the beautiful Red Sea coast are on sale, with more hotel announcements in the pipeline.
The destination is perfect for both couple and families looking to lap up the local culture, whilst taking in picture-perfect views. The resort is also widely popular with those seeking water sport activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling in the famous coral reefs.
Mark Hall, Director of Product and Destination Experience TUI UK & Ireland said: “At TUI, we’re committed to offering our customers an outstanding choice of holidays across the globe and we’re delighted to welcome holidaymakers back to Sharm El Sheik. From its dune filled deserts and mountain ranges, to the paddle-friendly waters and all-round great value – it’s a strong favourite with both families and couples looking to get more from their summer break.
Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport said: “Having the Sharm El Sheikh service resumed with TUI UK today is great news for Midlands travellers. TUI recognised the demand for this popular Egyptian destination, giving customers a great choice for both winter and summer.”