Newcastle International Airport adds two “hugely sought after” destinations with TUI

TUI has launched its “biggest ever” winter programme from Newcastle International Airport with the addition of direct flights and holidays to Sal, Cape Verde’s most popular island for visitors and Sharm-el-Sheikh, the popular sun-soaked Egyptian resort.

Commencing from November 2023, TUI expects demand for winter sun to increase following positive bookings, with North African destinations providing “great value and guaranteed sun”.

With these two additional weekly flights added for the full winter season, holidaymakers have even more choice from a total of 20 destinations with TUI this winter, and a total of 38 popular holiday destinations across the year from the North East’s largest airport.

Sal, Cape Verde is a brand new destination from Newcastle International Airport. Referred to as the African Caribbean, and boasting 350 days of sunshine, long white sandy beaches and colourful towns, Sal, Cape Verde complements TUI’s long-haul destinations from Newcastle International Airport including Cancun and Orlando.

Often compared to the likes of Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, Sal is the most popular ‘paradise island’ for visitors in Cape Verde. Weekly flights depart on Tuesdays from November 7. Sharm-el-Sheikh is located on Egypt’s Red Sea coastline, offering clear waters, coral reefs, sheltered sandy beaches and warm weather year-round.

Direct flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh provide even more choice to Egypt in addition to existing direct flights to Hurghada, a popular year-round destination from the North East of England. Starting with weekly flights from November 1, this service will increase to twice-weekly from March 25 2024.

Leon McQuaid, director of aviation development at Newcastle International Airport, commented: “We are delighted that TUI have announced these hugely sought after and popular holiday destinations, further evidencing their commitment to the region and to the Airport.

“The addition of Sal, Cape Verde and Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt adds even more choice to people in the North East looking for guaranteed winter sun at great value.”

Andrew Flintham, managing director of TUI UK and Ireland, added: ““We’re a longstanding partner of Newcastle International Airport so I am delighted we can offer people in the North East further choice with new weekly flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt and Sal, Cape Verde.

“With these new winter routes and the recent addition of 1,500 more hotels for UK customers to choose from next summer, our commitment to continue delivering award winning winter and summer holidays to our customers in the region is a long term one.”

By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily

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