The airline TUI fly Belgium has unveiled six new ones including one between Antwerp and Enfidha which will be its fifth to the Tunisian airport.
The novelties concern three of the five airports it serves in the country. In Antwerp, where two 112-seat Embraer 190s will be based, its capacity will increase by 35%, in particular with the launch on April 6 of two weekly rotations to Enfidha-Hammamet (Wednesdays and Saturdays). TUI Ffly has no competition on this route launched “to meet the growing interest of Belgian holidaymakers”, and which is added to those departing from Brussels, Charleroi, Liège and Ostend. The company points out that Tunisia, a destination relaunched by TUI a little over a year ago, has “become so popular again” that it had to expand its offer; it also serves Tunis and Djerba.
Also in Antwerp, flights to the airports of Tanger-Ibn Battouta in Morocco and Lublin in Poland will also be launched in the spring, again without competition; These destinations “respond to growing demand from Moroccan and Polish communities in Belgium”. TUI fly already serves Tangier from Brussels, Charleroi and Liège (it also lands in eleven other Moroccan airports). Alicante and Malaga, very popular destinations, will benefit from a fifth weekly rotation, while Toulon-Hyères will be offered from April to October (instead of July and August this year). On the other hand, the Antwerp – Barcelona line will not be renewed, the offer from Belgium being already “too great”.
On departure from Brussels-Zaventem, TUI fly capacity will increase by 1% next summer, with no change in the list of destinations. Cancun (Mexico) is offered with a fourth flight per week. An additional frequency will also be set up each week to the islands having “a lot of success” from the capital: Boa Vista in Cape Verde will have 3 flights per week; Rhodes in Greece 6; Samos in Greece 2; and La Palma in the Canaries 2. Same increase in frequency planned for Pristina and Tirana (Albania), with 4 and 5 weekly rotations respectively, and for Dalaman (Turkey) with three.
On departure from Charleroi-Brussels South, capacity will be up by 10%, with a novelty: Antalya airport in Turkey will be served twice a week, the country having had “tremendous success, hence the desire to expand operations at regional airports” (the city already hosts Brussels Airlines). Departing from Liège airport, TUI Fly will open two new routes to Izmir and Antalya (Turkey) in the spring, for a 3% increase in capacity.
Finally, on departure from Ostend (capacity up by 5%, three aircraft based: two Boeing 737NG and a 737 MAX 8), the most popular routes will be “expanded”: Alicante and Malaga will have 6 connections each per week, while An additional flight per week will also be offered for Ibiza and Corfu. On the other hand, the connections to Barcelona and Nice will not be extended.