FLIGHTS FROM THE UK TO MARSA ALM AND HURGHADA
UPDATED MARCH 2021
DIRECT FLIGHTS WITH TUI TO MARSA ALAM
NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 2021
As of early March 2021, we were able to find direct flights with TUI from London Gatwick to Marsa Alam on every Thursday for a 17 month period from 20 May 2021 until 20 October 2022. There were also once weekly direct flights offered from Birmingham every Monday from 17 May 2021 until 24 October 2022. However, please check before booking with Tui online.
TUI – MANCHESTER TO HURGHADA
As of early March 2021, TUI no longer seem to be offering direct flights from Manchester to Marsa Alam although direct flights from Manchester to the Egyptian Red Sea coastal resort of Hurghada were available. The town is a 2-3 hours drive from Marsa Alam, but prices by air conditioned licensed taxi are surprisingly affordable. As of 12 March 2021, there were TUI flights scheduled from Manchester to Hurghada for each Monday, Tuesday and Friday of the week, starting on Monday 17 May 2021 and continuing until Friday 29 October 2021. Then, the number of scheduled outgoing flights to Marsa Alam DOUBLES ! – to six a week – every day except Saturday – from Monday 1 November until Wednesday 12 January 2022. After that date you can still book flights, but the schedule varies. Please check all flight details with TUI before booking.
TUI – NEWCASTLE TO HURGHADA
As of 12 March 2021, TUI had a once a week schedule of flights every Friday from Newcastle to the Egyptian Red Sea coastal resort of Hurghada (from where taxis can be booked to Marsa Alam) across a fifteen month period, starting on Friday 21 May 2021 (the first available to book) and currently finishing on 28 October 2022. Please check with TUI’s website, to confirm availability and prices and any possible changes to the schedule.
TUI – BRISTOL TO HURGHADA
As of 12 March 2021, TUI had a once a week schedule of flights every Monday from Bristol to the Egyptian Red Sea coastal resort of Hurghada (where taxis can be booked to Marsa Alam) from Monday 17 May 2021 until Monday 28 June 2021 and then twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday 5 July 2021 until Monday 25 October 2021. After that date you can still book flights as far ahead as October 2022, but the schedule varies. Please check all flight details with TUI before booking.
EASY JET – LONDON GATWICK TO HURGHADA
As of early March 2021, we were surprised to see the first scheduled flight seems to be as early as Monday 3 May 2021. At the time of writing, we understood that 17 May might be the earliest date when UK citizens will be permitted to take international holidays again although possibly this might be subject to review. As of 11 March 2021, they had two flights a week scheduled every Monday and Thursday, from Monday 3 May 2021 through to Thursday 28 October 2021. Then, starting Monday 21 November 2021, they were offering flights on every day of the week except Sunday though until Saturday 26 March 2022. Please do check with Easy Jet for current availability and all details.
EASY JET – LONDON LUTON TO HURGHADA
As of 12 March 2021, there were scheduled Easyjet flights from London Luton to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada once a week, every Wednesday, commencing on Wednesday 2 June 2021 and continuing until Wednesday 27 October 2021. There were no scheduled departures for the winter months, but bookings were available again, starting Wednesday 30 March 2022 and continuing every Wednesday until Wednesday 28 September 2022. Please do check with Easy Jet for current availability and all details.
EASY JET – MANCHESTER TO HURGHADA
We were equally surprised to see that the first scheduled flight from Manchester to Hurghada also seems to be as early as 10 May 2021. At the time of writing (11 March 2021) we understand that UK citizens might not be able to legally travel on international holidays before 17 May, but possibly that date might be subject to review. As of 11 March 2021, they had three flights a week scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Monday 10 May 2021 through to Saturday 30 October 2021. After that, on every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday starting on Sunday 31 October 2021 through to Wednesday 12 January 2022. There were also flights available on slightly different weekly schedules after that. As always, in case of any error on our part or changing circumstances please do check with Easy Jet for current availability and all details.
ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING VIA HURGHADA
Indirect travel via Hurghada has some advantages besides the possibility of finding cheaper flight prices and travelling on different days. You can stop on route to visit the historic city of El Quseir – the oldest on the Red Sea with a wonderful Ottoman Castle and also to do some shopping or you might consider a two centre holiday – as while Marsa Alam is considered by many better for diving, snorkeling and relaxation, Hurghada is great for shopping and night time entertainment.