TUI Celebrate first flight to Florida from Belfast International Airport and announce they will double capacity from Belfast to Florida in Summer ’24

TUI celebrated today as the leading global travel and leisure company launched its inaugural flight from Belfast International Airport to Melbourne Orlando, Florida.

TUIs own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft took off for the first time on the non-stop route to Melbourne Orlando International Airport, marking the first of four scheduled departures from Belfast to Florida this June and July.

The packed flight was full of excited passengers jetting to the sunshine state for a thrilling fourteen-night holiday in Orlando.

TUI added to the occasion with an announcement that it is to double its capacity of flights from Belfast International Airport to Florida in Summer’24 to manage the huge demand there is for the popular destination.

From next June, TUI will operate eight departures direct from Belfast to Florida throughout June and July using TUIs own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Flights will take off weekly on Tuesdays and Saturday from 18th June 2024 offering fourteen night holidays in Orlando.

The additions will provide Northern Ireland holidaymakers with greater choice of departures on this especially magical and popular route.

Welcoming the expansion on TUIs Florida Summer 2024 programme from Belfast International, Craig Morgan Head of Ireland for TUI, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the expansion of our Florida holiday programme for summer 2024. We’ve worked hard to meet customer demand on this incredibly popular route and today’s announcement will ensures our customers can jet off from the convenience of their local airport while enjoying the thrill and excitement of the long-haul destination of Florida that offers holidaymakers so much."

Graham Keddie, Managing director, Belfast International Airport, said, “Long Haul travel to Florida is a much requested destination so we are delighted to see Orlando back on our departure boards and to see that capacity will increase again for 2024.”