READY FOR TAKE-OFF
THE CHARM OF SHARM
TUI Airways will fly to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik from Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester from February 16, with flights from Bristol and Doncaster Sheffield starting in May. Red Sea Holidays also has charter flights from Gatwick from December 22 (tui.co.uk; redseaholidays.co.uk).
ONLINE travel agency Opodo has ‘Black FlyDay’ deals between November 28 and December 8, with up to £17 off flights and £82 off packages including a hotel (opodo.co.uk/black-friday).
ECONOMY passengers flying with TAP Air Portugal can now bid for an upgrade. Download apps from the airline and SeatBoost for the live auction(flytap.com; seatboost.com).
A NEW route from Manchester to Shanghai begins at the end of next March. Operated by Chinese carrier Juneyao Air, the thrice-weekly flights via Helsinki will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with two classes (global.juneyaoair.com).