TUI to introduce more Tenerife winter sun flights from Norwich

Norwich Airport is expanding its winter sun options for travellers heading to Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

TUI, which is already a significant operator from Norwich, is increasing its flight frequency to Tenerife from once a week to twice a week starting from Thursday, October 5, and continuing through April next year.

TUI is one of Norwich Airport’s biggest operators by destination with nine routes in total. This latest move provides more flexibility for travellers looking to escape to the Canary Islands during the colder months.

The Canary Islands is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwestern coast of Africa. The Islands are known for their stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and pleasant year-round climate, which makes them a popular destination for tourists, especially during the winter months when people from colder regions of Europe seek warmer weather.

Norwich Airport managing director Richard Pace said: ‘The Canaries are hugely popular for winter getaways and the doubling of flights to Tenerife means there is even more choice for passengers from Norwich Airport.’

‘And for those looking for worldwide connections there are more than 270 available from Amsterdam, with daily flights from Norwich up to four times a day with KLM.’

TUI adds over 1,500 hotels across popular holiday destinations for 2024

TUI, a travel and leisure company, has announced the addition of 1,500 hotels on sale across 22 destinations for UK guests for summer 2024.

According to a release by Norwich Airport, customers in East Anglia will get more choice in popular destinations such as Ibiza, Menorca and Turkey from Norwich. With a total of 14 flights a week, TUI flying offers nine routes from the region, with the largest number of flights to Palma Majorca, three times each week.

The 1,500 hotels now on sale feature in popular spots like Greece, The Canaries and The Balearics, and are operated from more than 20 regional airports across the UK.

The move comes after research revealed that holidaymakers flying from Norwich are more likely to book a summer holiday to Tenerife, Majorca and Turkey on an all-inclusive basis, compared with those flying from Southampton, who are more likely to travel to Majorca, Jersey and Ibiza, on an all-inclusive basis for their summer holiday.

Andrew Flintham, Managing Director at TUI UK & Ireland, commented: ‘We are proud of our unrivalled regional flying programme that operates from more UK airports than any other international airline, offering more flexibility and choice to our customers from 20 regional airports. Norwich has been a long-standing partner of ours and it’s great to see the evolution of this important partnership, which has sent more than 400K passengers on holiday in the past 10 years.

‘The additional hotels on sale for next summer is testament to positive bookings and we know Brits want to travel more than ever. We are continually focussed on expanding our regional flying programme so that we can continue to make great holidays accessible for as many people as possible.

‘At TUI we’re proud to be an award winning travel company – recently winning Best Travel Company for summer sun holidays, Best Travel Company for winter sun holidays, Best Travel Company for Lakes and Mountains holidays and Best Travel Company for Ski/ Winter sports holidays at the British Travel Awards. We offer an outstanding range of holidays and owned hotels concepts, like TUI Blue.’

Richard Pace, Managing Director at Norwich Airport, said: ‘TUI’s addition of 1,500 hotels on its routes from next summer is great news and gives passengers even more choice from Norwich Airport. We’re delighted that bookings have started so strongly this year and we have been recruiting extra staff for the busy season ahead.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays expands summer programme from Birmingham Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and package holiday specialist, has announced its latest expansion at Birmingham Airport, with over 2.2 milion seats on sale for Summer 2020.

The company has introduced ten new destinations for Summer 2020 and announced the addition of a fourth additional aircraft into its fleet from mid-July, meaning it will have 14 based aircraft at Birmingham Airport this summer.

With the announcement, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is also adding more flights to popular destinations across Greece, Turkey and Spain during the peak summer season. The extra flying announced includes Skiathos – a brand new destination for Summer 2020, with a new Saturday service offering two services every week; Corfu – with new Monday and Thursday services offering up to six services every week; Kos – with a new Thursday service offering up to four services every week; Rhodes – with up to six weekly services with the addition of new Wednesday and Saturday flights; Zante – with new Wednesday with up to five weekly services; Bodrum – a new Friday service means up to three services every week; Dalaman – with a new Tuesday service, offering up to nine weekly services; Fuerteventura – with a new Tuesday service offering up to five services every week and Ibiza – with new Friday and Sunday services offering up to nine weekly services.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has recently announced expansion of its Summer 20 programme from Birmingham Airport, including ten brand new destinations, four of which are in Greece. These new destinations are Skiathos, Preveza, Kefalonia, Santorini, Murcia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Budapest, Nice and Innsbruck. This is in addition to the popular sunspots such as the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, France and Malta.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘This hugely expanded programme has come in response to the continued demand for our award-winning flights and holidays from customers in Birmingham and across the West Midlands. Over half a million extra seats, four additional aircraft, and ten brand new destinations represents significant growth at Birmingham Airport, and we are delighted to be offering holidaymakers so much choice and flexibility.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: ‘Over half a million extra seats for summer 2020 from Birmingham Airport to popular sunshine destinations with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is fabulous news for our customers. This is a key booking time for holidaymakers, so to have this extra capacity on destinations ensures that our customers have both choice and flexibility when booking their holidays. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is a trusted brand and we are delighted that they are expanding and growing with additional aircraft and routes from Birmingham Airport.’