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TUI UK announces 'most ambitious' summer programme from Doncaster Sheffield Airport for 2019

TUI UK has announced an expanded summer 2019 programme from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with the addition of a long haul flight as part of five new routes.

Customers flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will see an increase of 110,000 seats, as the airport is set for a 15% share of TUI’s overall passenger growth for summer 2019.

Next summer, TUI will be the only airline flying long haul from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with routes going to Sanford, Florida on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Flights and holidays to Pula (Croatia), Hurghada (Egypt), Kos (Greece) and Bodrum (Turkey) have also all been added to the programme from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Additional flights to destinations have been added to the programme for next summer, there will be more flights to Alicante in Spain and 10 and 11 night holiday options to Zante, Antalya and Rhodes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Richard Sofer, TUI UK’s commercial director, said: “Summer 2019 is the most ambitious programme we have ever introduced. We are focusing firmly on expanding access to our amazing range of holidays through an extended regional flying programming concentrated on the core destinations holidaymakers want to travel to, while offering the flexibility of holiday duration they want.

“We’ve increased our capacity by basing an additional aircraft in Doncaster Sheffield, adding 110,000 additional seats and introducing five new routes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport for summer 2019.

“We are also giving customers even more opportunity when booking their summer holidays with the new addition of long haul flying and more 10 and 11 night holiday options.”

Chris Harcombe, aviation development director at DSA, added: “TUI is more than an airline to DSA, it is our founding partner. Adding long haul and further new routes is the next logical step to reward their many loyal customers with even more choice from DSA.

“Coming off the back of our Vision and Masterplan launches showing the true scale of what DSA can achieve, this news is a clear forward step and backing of what we want to achieve. We look forward to these routes starting in summer 19.”

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