TUI adds more than 300k extra seats for summer 2025

By Lisa James
03/04/2024
Home » TUI adds more than 300k extra seats for summer 2025

TUI has added 345,000 seats to its summer 2025 programme, bringing the total number from UK airports to 10.2 million.

The extra capacity will see 150,000 seats added to North Africa, with 100,000 to Egypt, 30,000 to Morocco and 15,000 to Tunisia. In the Med, there will be 85,000 additional seats to Cyprus, 70,000 to Greece and 40,000 to Spain.

The biggest change is an additional aircraft based at Exeter Airport, providing an extra 80,000 seats, including a new route to Ibiza. Tenerife and Lanzarote flights from Exeter will be available throughout the summer providing year-round flying to the Canaries. Flights to Antalya, Heraklion, Paphos and Rhodes will operate twice a week, giving customers the opportunity to book 10- and 11-night holidays.

TUI announced last month it is seeing an increase in demand for alternative durations and is adding 1,000 hotels for summer 2025 in response.

London Gatwick Airport will have 1.9 million seats for summer 2025 including a new route to Porto to support TUI’s river cruise programme. TUI will also operate 12 exclusive routes from Gatwick to Boa Vista in Cape Verde, Jerez, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Kavala, La Palma, Lamezia Terme, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Montego Bay, Porto Santo, Sal and Samos.

Birmingham Airport will be boosted by 70,000 extra seats and nine exclusive routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Hurghada, Kavala, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Montego Bay, Pula, Punta Cana and Sal. Daily flights will operate to Palma, Antalya and Dalaman; flights will operate six times a week to Paphos and Rhodes, while there will be three flights a week to Burgas in Bulgaria.

There will be an additional 15,000 seats from Bournemouth with exclusive routes to Kefalonia and Paphos. Rhodes, Heraklion, Corfu and Mahon will operate twice per week giving customers options for 10- and 11-night holidays.

Customers flying from East Midlands will benefit from increased frequency and choice with new routes to Burgas and Boa Vista, as part of 50,000 additional seats offering more frequency to existing destinations.

Glasgow Airport will continue twice weekly flying to Sharm el Sheik for the summer and increase frequency to three times per week for Paphos and Rhodes.

London Luton Airport will operate a new route to Paphos, to support TUI’s Marella Cruise programme operating from the port.

Manchester Airport remains TUI’s biggest regional programme with 2.3 million seats planned for summer 2025. The focus will remain on flexibility and frequency with daily departures to 10 destinations including routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Lamezia Terme, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Kavala, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Sal.

Newcastle Airport customers will benefit from 30,000 more seats on sale with exclusive routes to Cancun, Enfidha, Hurghada, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Naples, Sal and Sharm El Sheikh. There will be daily flights to Palma De Mallorca and Dalaman, Turkey, and increased frequency to Kos.

Stansted Airport will offer 33 weekly flights to 14 destinations including a new route to Enfidha and exclusive flights to Sharm el Sheikh.

TUI UK & Ireland Managing Director Andrew Flintham said: “We are seeing that our customers want more flexibility in departing airports, destinations and holiday durations, and this programme for summer 2025 shows our continued commitment to making it easier for customers to book the holiday that’s right for them.

“The additions are across 19 regional airports from Glasgow to Bournemouth with customers being able to fly on more TUI holidays from their local airport than ever before.”

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