TUI Airways adds long-haul connections to Malaysia and Thailand

Birmingham celebrated TUI Airways’ first flight to Langkawi, Malaysia on 19 December, with the service due to operate bi-weekly through the winter season. Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport was joined by Stephanie Harvet, Product Manager at TUI to mark the occasion. A special cruise-themed cake was also baked, with the new link being used for fly-cruise connections.

  • TUI Airways added 10 new routes to its schedule in the past few weeks including new long-haul links to Langkawi (LGK) in Malaysia and Utapao (UTP) in Thailand, from each of Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN). These six long-haul connections are all operated once every two weeks. The other four routes, including services from Dublin (DUB) to Salzburg (SZG) and Toulouse (TLS), from Gatwick to Lyon (LYS) and from London Luton (LTN) to Chambery (CMF), are not available for booking on the airline’s website, suggesting they are part of ski-season charter programmes.The longest sector amongst TUI Airways’ 10 new routes is the 10,223-kilometre connection from Manchester to Langkawi, while the shortest is the 715-kilometre link from Gatwick to Lyon. There is no direct competition on the six new long-haul sectors, but three of the four European airport pairs are already served by other carriers.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
19-Dec-18 Birmingham (BHX) Langkawi (LGK) B788 (<1)  
London Gatwick (LGW)  
20-Dec-18 Manchester (MAN)  
22-Dec-18 Dublin (DUB) Salzburg (SZG) B738 (1) Ryanair (2), Aer Lingus (1)
London Luton (LTN) Chambery (CMF)  
23-Dec-18 Dublin (DUB) Toulouse (TLS) Aer Lingus (3)
London Gatwick (LGW) Lyon (LYS) easyJet (13), British Airways (1)
26-Dec-18 Birmingham (BHX) Utapao (UTP) B788 (<1)  
London Gatwick (LGW)  
27-Dec-18 Manchester (MAN)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 8 January 2019. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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