Matthew Neville

TUI resumes long haul flights to Cancun and Florida from Newcastle International Airport

This week, airline TUI has resumed direct flights to two popular long-haul destinations from Newcastle International Airport.

Following a two year pause in operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, TUI’s long-haul flights to Mexico and the USA have now restarted from the Airport.

This summer, passengers can choose from flights every Tuesday and Saturday to the popular destination of Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, offering 7, 11 or 14 night stays. Alternatively, flights to Orlando in Florida operate every Friday this summer plus every other Monday from the North East’s largest airport.

Next year sees TUI’s largest ever programme to Florida from Newcastle, with twice-weekly flights to Orlando operating every week throughout the summer season. TUI has also launched its USA cruises from Florida for Summer 2023, with the direct long haul flights providing passengers with an “easy connection” to their departing cruise.

TUI’s long-haul flights from Newcastle International operate between May and October on the airline’s “state-of-the-art” 787 Dreamliner aircraft, for which 94 per cent of passengers rate their experience good or excellent.

Karen Switzer, director of aviation planning at TUI said: “We’re delighted to be resuming flights to long-haul favourites Cancun and Florida from Newcastle Airport. Our key focus is to provide customers with more availability to our great range of holidays by expanding our regional flying programme.

“This will give our customers in the North East even more choice when booking their holidays and the opportunity to experience our great range of hotel concepts and destinations.”

Leon McQuaid, director of aviation development said: “TUI’s long-haul programme from Newcastle has always been very popular with the North East travelling public. It is an extremely positive sign to see the routes back on the departures board, and with even morecapacity on sale for 2023, I am confident that the routes will continue to be a success for the airline.

“The two destinations offer something for everyone, from laid back beaches of Mexico to the buzzing theme parks of Orlando, they give passengers a fantastic choice of long-haul resorts to choose from.”

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