Last week we reported that the Peel Group chairman hinted that Doncaster Sheffield Airport was about to get its first long-haul route and now, UK holiday company TUI has confirmed it.
TUI will start flying to Orlando Sanford, Florida using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Summer 2019. Orlando is the home of Disney World along making it a popular route for families.
The announcement comes as TUI announces it’s most ambitious summer programme ever with an additional 110,000 seats being added at Doncaster Sheffield.
Flights and holidays to Pula, Croatia, Hurghada, Egypt, Kos, Greece and Bodrum, Turkey have also all been added to the programme from the airport.
Chris Harcombe, aviation development director at DSA, added: “TUI is more than an airline to DSA, it is our founding partner. Adding long haul and further new routes is the next logical step to reward their many loyal customers with even more choice from DSA.
“Coming off the back of our Vision and Masterplan launches showing the true scale of what DSA can achieve, this news is a clear forward step and backing of what we want to achieve. We look forward to these routes starting in summer 19.”