TUI has confirmed that it won’t re-launch its own flights to Turkey until 1 October at the earliest, despite the country being removed from the UK’s red travel list on Wednesday.
Rival Jet2 relaunched flights and packages moved fast to both Antalya and Dalaman from 10 UK airports this week following the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ announcement last Friday that Turkey would move to amber.
TUI has also extended the cancellation of its Egypt and Jamaica programmes up to and including 16 October. Egypt was also removed from the red list but the Foreign Office is continuing to warn against non-essential travel to both Egypt and Jamaica.
The UK’s biggest holiday company also announced that it has cancelled holidays to Mauritius with non-TUI flights until 1 October at the earlierst, and to Canada, Kenya, Maldives and the US (also on non-TUI flights) up to and including 9 October.
Its flights to Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico are cancelled up to 21 October while holidays on third-party airlines to Sri Lanka and Abu Dhabi are cancelled up to the same date.
TUI also confirmed that it won’t relaunch charters to a number of other countries, including Marsa Alam in Egypt, Florida, Malta, Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Bulgaria until November at the earliest.