TUI UK has announced plans to start a new weekly long-haul route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Cancun, Mexico from the summer of 2020.
This is in addition to the weekly Sanford, Florida flight launching in May 2019, and TUI UK will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the sector.
TUI UK’s director of aviation planning, Karen Switzer said: “Adding more choice and flexibility, including the new Cancun and Sanford long-haul routes, demonstrates our commitment to Doncaster Sheffield airport and the local area, as we continue to focus on expanding access to our amazing range of holidays through an extended flying programming concentrated on the core destinations that we know our customers want to visit.”
Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s aviation development director, Chris Harcombe said: “We are incredibly pleased to be able to add a new long-haul route to Cancun, Mexico so soon after announcing Sanford, Florida which has proved really popular with our customers.
“The region’s long-haul seat capacity will double from this announcement and seats available from DSA with TUI will increase by 25% from April 2019. It is a sign of our continued strong partnership with TUI, a key partner in our growth plans to provide the connectivity our region needs.”