Tui adds 345,000 seats to summer 2025 programme

Tui has added 345,000 seats to its summer 2025 programme, bringing the total to 10.2 million flight seats on sale from 19 airports across the UK.

The biggest change comes with an additional aircraft based at Exeter, providing an extra 80,000 seats from the southwest airport.

The airport gains a new route to Ibiza, plus year-round flying to Tenerife and Lanzarote. Antalya, Heraklion, Paphos and Rhodes will now operate twice a week, giving Exeter passengers the opportunity to book 10- and 11-night holidays.

Other airports have also seen extra capacity, with increased frequencies and new services.

The extra capacity for 2025 will provide 150,000 additional seats to North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco); 85,000 more to Cyprus; 70,000 to Greece; and 40,000 to Spain.

Birmingham airport will gain 70,000 new seats and nine exclusive routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Hurghada, Kavala, Orlando-Melbourne Florida, Montego Bay, Pula, Punta Cana and Sal. Daily flights to Palma, Antalya, Dalaman plus Paphos and Rhodes now operating six times a week, and increasing frequency to Burgas, Bulgaria, with three flights a week.

There will be an additional 15,000 seats from Bournemouth, where rival Jet2 and Jet2holidays is creating a new base next summer, with exclusive Tui routes to Kefalonia and Paphos. Rhodes, Heraklion, Corfu and Mahon will be served twice a week.

Customers flying from East Midlands will see new routes to Burgas, Bulgaria, and Boa Vista, Cape Verde, plus 50,000 additional seats offering more frequency to existing destinations.

Newcastle will have 30,000 more seats on sale while Stansted will see a new route to Enfidha, one of 14 destinations to be served from the Essex airport.

Glasgow airport will continue to see twice-weekly flights to Sharm el Sheikh for the summer and increased frequency to three times a week to Paphos and Rhodes.

A new route from Gatwick to Porto will support Tui’s river cruises, while a new Luton service to Paphos will serve the Marella cruise programme.

Manchester remains Tui’s biggest regional airport with 2.3 million seats planned for summer 2025. Daily departures are scheduled to 10 destinations including exclusive routes to Boa Vista, Cancun, Lamezia Terme in Italy, Orlando-Melbourne in Florida, Kavala, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Sal.

Tui UK and Ireland managing director Andrew Flintham said: “We are seeing that our customers want more flexibility in departing airports, destinations and holiday durations.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Tui UK recorded almost full occupancy for seven-day all-inclusive breaks over the Easter holidays, according to new data.

The top five destinations from the UK were the Canary Islands, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus and the Cape Verde islands. 

“Due to the early timing of Easter this year, the classic winter destinations are still very popular,” Tui Group said.


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