TUI Airways adds 24 new routes from 10 bases

TUI Airways Cardiff

TUI Airways launched operations between Cardiff and Naples on 1 May, while brand-new routes for the Welsh airport to Dubronvik and Hurghada were also added by the carrier on 2 and 6 May respectively. The airline also introduced flights from Cardiff to Antalya and Endifha this week, routes also flown by Thomas Cook Airlines. Pictured celebrating the three brand-new destinations for the airport by cutting the cake is Debra Barber, CEO, Cardiff Airport (right).

TUI Airways Doncaster

TUI Airways introduce long-haul services from Doncaster Sheffield on 4 May, launching operations to Orlando Sanford, a route it will operate weekly (Saturdays) this summer using 787-8s. This marks the airline’s first regular, scheduled long-haul operation from the airport, having done several cruise flights to the Caribbean in the past. The airline will expand long-haul operations in 2020 from the airport with flights to Cancún. The airline has also added five more routes from Doncaster Sheffield this week, including Antalya, Bodrum, Enfidha, Kos and Pula, all of which will see a weekly rotation.

  • TUI Airways has introduced an array of new routes to its network as part of its S19 schedule, including the introduction of its first regular, scheduled long-haul service from Doncaster Sheffield (DSA). The carrier now offers a weekly (Saturdays) service to Orlando Sanford (SFB) from the Yorkshire airport, a county home to over five million people, with this being its only regular long-haul connection. TUI Airways already offers flights to Sanford from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle. Last year, the carrier transported 167,000 passengers between the UK and Sanford, a figure which is down 3.8% versus 2017. While its traffic fell from Sanford in 2018, two routes which showed signs of growth included Gatwick, with passenger numbers climbing 1.3%, while Birmingham was the star of the show. The route between Birmingham and Sanford saw a 13% increase in numbers last year, with this likely being part of the decision as to why the airline will add a second weekly service between the two airports from summer 2020. Along with Doncaster Sheffield, Aberdeen (ABZ), Birmingham (BHX), Bournemouth (BOH), Cardiff (CWL), East Midlands (EMA), Exeter (EXT), Glasgow (GLA), London Luton (LTN) and Newcastle (NCL) welcomed new routes by TUI Airways. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
01-May Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) Kos (KGS) B738 (1)  
Aberdeen (ABZ) Rhodes (RHO)  
Cardiff (CWL) Naples (NAP)  
02-May Antalya (AYT) Thomas Cook Airlines (1)
Dubrovnik (DBV)  
East Midlands (EMA) Santorini (JTR)  
London Luton (LTN) Thessaloniki (SKG)  
Newcastle (NCL) Antalya (AYT) Jet2.com (3), Thomas Cook Airlines (2)
03-May Bournemouth (BOH) Heraklion (HER)  
Cardiff (CWL) Enfidha (NBE) Thomas Cook Airlines (1)
London Luton (LTN)  
Newcastle (NCL) Thomas Cook Airlines (2)
04-May Birmingham (BHX) Izmir (ADB) Jet2.com (1)
Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) Antalya (AYT)    
Orlando Sanford (SFB) B788 (1)  
Pula (PUY) B738 (1)  
Glasgow (GLA) Antalya (AYT) Thomas Cook Airlines (5), Jet2.com (4)
05-May East Midlands (EMA) Faro (FAO) Ryanair (13), Jet2.com (7)
06-May Birmingham (BHX) Thessaloniki (SKG) Jet2.com (1)
Cardiff (CWL) Hurghada (HRG)  
Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) Bodrum (BJV)  
Enfidha (NBE)  
Exeter (EXT) Zakynthos (ZTH)  
Glasgow (GLA) Enfidha (NBE) Thomas Cook Airlines (3)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 7 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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