Madeira missing from TUI restart

Tui start again with Greece and Spain – no Portugal

Tui planes on the ground

Various sources including the BBC this morning feature the announcement of the details of the TUI restart of its holiday program next month – starting on July 11. This includes 8 destinations, but notably no Madeira – in fact, Portugal as a whole is missing from their itinerary.

As soon as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice changes from all but essential overseas travel, we’ll be ready to re-start some flights to a selection of our great European destinations in Greece, the Canaries and the Balearics.

We’ll be keeping our holiday promise to you and will only take you away if we’re sure you’ll have a brilliant experience. For now, that means that if the government advice changes, we’ll be travelling to a small number of resorts between 11th July and 31st July – and we’re planning to add many more flights and destinations across August and September.

The Express reports that TUI has announced its official return to the skies from July 11, but will only initially operate flights to eight destinations. Where can holidaymakers jet off to?

TUI to operate 44 weekly flights to 8 countries

The newspaper explains that Britons keen for a getaway will be able to choose from one of 44 weekly flights to Ibiza, Palma, Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Lanzarote and Tenerife. In the early days of its return, TUI will begin flying from three UK airports, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham – according to their UK and Ireland managing director Andrew Flintham, interviewed on the BBC this morning. Their website is here.

TUI restarted their European flights last week.

Thanks to Jaime for a link to the TUI video on YouTube – as he says the key seems to be that key words in the videoseem to be that they are going to locations without“ known isolating measures in place.

3 thoughts on “Madeira missing from TUI restart”

  1. That is bad news for Madeira – at least for the tourist sector – although I guess there will be locals happy that the island is not being invaded by Brits reintroducing the virus.

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    • Well said. After all , thousands and thousands of visitors from the European continent are visiting Madeira every year. A great number of them being time share owners. As a regular reader of this blog I am waiting for informations on flight connections to Madeira from other European countries than from UK.
      Jan Bahnson

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