TUI returning to Tenerife and Lanzarote from UK from July 11th
TUI UK has announced that it will resume its operations from the United Kingdom to Spain and Greece from July 11th.
Available destinations this summer include flights from the
three largest TUI airports in the UK: Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.
The largest European tour operator made the announcement
following news that the Spanish Government has withdrawn the quarantine for
travellers from the United Kingdom, as of June 21, when it opened its borders
with the countries of the Schengen area, with the exception of Portugal (from
In the first phase of the planned restart, from July 11 to
24, up to a total of 8,300 tourists could travel on up to 44 flights per week
to Ibiza, Palma, Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Lanzarote and Tenerife.
TUI plans to add more flights and destinations at the end of
July with the aim of offering a total of 19 destinations from five UK airports,
all subject to the recommendation of the Government at all times.
“We are ready to start taking tourists back in a few
weeks. Initially, we are focusing on destinations where we anticipate the
existence of air corridors, such as Greece and Spain. But we know that many
Britons are eager to travel again, and we have ambitious plans to rapidly scale
up our programme as soon as possible, to offer even more options for summer
vacations, “said Managing Director of TUI UK and Ireland, Andrew Flintham.
The company assures that they have presented numerous
guarantees to keep tourists safe abroad and that if a destination has a
quarantine they will not go there. “If the local restrictions or measures
in force in the hotels or resorts significantly impact the original vacation
experience that was booked, we will not take the traveller there,” said