First TUI passenger flight to Cape Verde Islands takes off from Newcastle Airport
Staff at TUI and Newcastle Airport waved off the first ever passenger flight to the Cape Verde Islands from the airport on Tuesday.
It marked the beginning of TUI's year-round service to the popular beach destination of Sal, on the Portuguese-speaking islands off the coast of West Africa. The addition of the weekly flight means that TUI now serves 29 destinations from Newcastle Airport.
Alongside Sal, TUI also recently commenced another brand-new route from the region, with year-round flights to Sharm El Sheikh, on Egypt's Red Sea coastline, also taking off this month. These follow on from TUI announcing its biggest ever holiday programme from Newcastle International Airport for summer 2024, with 120,000 more seats on sale than summer of this year.