The UK’s largest tour operator, TUI, has confirmed it will be resuming flights from Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) from 25th July.
The TUI Airways UK (BY/TOM) Boeing 737’s and 757’s are usually a familiar sight at the West Country airport but flights were grounded due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Now blue jets will once again be seen as the airline will start flights to 10 destinations including Alicante, Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Gran Canaria, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife and Zakynthos.
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 Bristol 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.”
The first TUI flight to resume from Bristol Airport will be the 09:25 departure to Palma de Mallorca on 25th July.
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport, said: “We are delighted to see the return of TUI flights from Bristol Airport. During these unchartered times, never has a well-earned holiday been more deserved by our customers.”
TUI will add flights to Turkey, Egypt & Cyprus in August and September, and aims to have a total of 18 destinations available from Bristol by October.