Tui UK has announced the launch of its first winter holiday programme to Aruba.
Flights from Gatwick will start tomorrow (16 December) with the first sold out "showing demand is high".
With the Dutch Caribbean island now one of the UK government’s travel corridor destinations Tui is launching a programme of 7- and 14-night holidays.
Tui has previously only operated to Aruba in the summer, but has decided to add Aruba flights "to ensure UK travellers have even more exciting holiday options this winter".
Richard Sofer, commercial and business development director at Tui, said: “Aruba is a quality destination with amazing hotels, fantastic beaches and guaranteed winter sunshine. We know our customers need a holiday now more than ever, so we’re really excited to be extending this destination into winter, giving our customers more choice.”
Aruba Tourism Authority chief executive, Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, added: “Tui have been a great supporter of Aruba over the years and their quick decision to fly here this winter is exciting news for the island, hoteliers and others in the hospitality industry.”
Tui will operate its own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Gatwick direct route to Aruba every Wednesday from 16 December. It will offer packages at seven hotels.