TUI to restart holidays from Newcastle Airport this summer with destinations including Malaga, Ibiza and Rhodes
The UK’s largest holiday company is ready to take people on holiday again, with flights from Newcastle to Spain and Greece starting on August 1.
The first flight to depart Newcastle Airport on August 1 will be to Palma, Majorca at 6am.
A total of 12 destinations will be on offer from Newcastle between August 1 and August 7 – destinations including Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Ibiza, Kos, Gran Canaria, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife and Zakynthos.
More destinations will be added to the programme between August and October, with a total of 17 destinations accessible from Newcastle by the start of October.
The additional destinations will be to Lanzarote, Heraklion, Larnaca, Paphos and Reus.
Since TUI re-started holidays on July 11, the company said Spain and Greece have been the most searched for destinations.
Richard Sofer, commercial director, TUI UK & Ireland, said: “After four months of not taking people on holidays, we are incredibly excited to be back at Newcastle Airport and taking our customers away.
"We’re starting small, offering holidays to some of our most popular destinations, so that those who want to travel can do so safely.
“Of course, the current circumstances mean we need to be flexible, and we’re ready to adapt our plans if need be.
"We’re always monitoring local and international Government advice, and we’ll constantly review our holiday programme as we go along.
“Our customers can be sure they’ll be taken care of through every part of their holiday with us – from the flight, to the transfers, and the hotel – particularly with our new Covid-19 Cover included with every booking.”
Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle Airport said: "It's great to see TUI's summer holiday programme re-starting again from Newcastle.
"Many in the North East will have been hoping for a summer getaway this year and will be looking to book a last-minute break in the sun.
"We hope that TUI's measures, along with our Ten Point Plan, will allow passengers to feel confident when making their travel plans and we look forward to welcoming them to the airport again soon.”
Looking to book a break? Here are some of the TUI holidays on offer from Newcastle
TUI Blue for Families is offering seven night holidays from Newcastle Airport to Corfu staying at the TUI Blue Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort on half board basis from £728 per person when booked online.
Price is based on two adults and two children sharing and includes flights departing from Newcastle Airport on August 7, 2020.
TUI Sensatori is offering seven night holidays from Newcastle Airport to Antalya staying at the TUI Sensatori Barut Sorgun on an all-inclusive basis from £751 per person when booked online.
Price is based on two adults and two children sharing and includes flights departing from Newcastle Airport on August 5, 2020.
To find out more about these holidays or to book go to TUI.co.uk