Category Archives: TUI Airlines Belgium

TUI fly Belgium asks for a livery design for a leased AirExplore Boeing 737-800

TUI fly Belgium will be leasing a Boeing 737-800 from AirExplore for this upcoming summer season. The airline is asking its social media readers to help design a livery for the summer lease:

“In the busy summer months we rent extra planes to bring everyone to their destination. But such a white aircraft is of course a bit boring … That’s why we ask you if you want to make a creative, unique, funny, eye-catching design for our AirExplore Boeing 737-800. This will take off and land all summer at Brussels Airport. Upload your design for the tail and fuselage of the aircraft before Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11.59 pm. Good luck!

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TUI fly Belgium to fly to Ohrid and Pula

TUI fly Belgium (TUI Airlines Belgium) has announced it will be offering two new seasonal destinations in the Balkans in its 2020 summer schedule: Ohrid (North Macedonia) and Pula, Istria (Croatia).

Ohrid will be served weekly from June 6, 2020.

Pula will be served twice-weekly from Brussels from April 25 to October 2, 2020.

TUI fly is a brand name of TUI Airlines Belgium nv. TUI fly is a part of TUI Group, the largest tourism group in the world, with its headquarters in Hannover, Germany.

TUI fly (Belgium) aircraft photo gallery:

TUI fly Belgium is flying from select U.S. and Canadian cities to the Caribbean with 8 Boeing 737-800s

Named "Elegance"

TUI fly Belgium issued this statement:

To make optimal use of its fleet during the less busy winter season in Europe, TUI fly Belgium is operating charter flights from Canada and the United States. A total of eight Belgian registered aircraft (and Belgian crews) are flying tourists to and from exotic – and warmer – destinations.

The holiday airline is operating for Apple Leisure Group (ALG), a vertically-integrated travel and hospitality conglomerate focused on packaged travel and resort/brand management in Mexico and the Caribbean. And for two charter airlines: Sunwing Airlines and Miami Air, the latter, however, without Belgian crew.

Eight Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft


© Ivan Coninx

Five different bases in Canada and the United States

Milwaukee Airport is the biggest overseas base with three aircraft, two aircraft are allocated to Ottawa Airport and one aircraft at the airports of Lansing, Chicago Rockford and Miami.

A wide range of destinations (*)

From Chicago Rockford (United States):

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Liberia, Costa Rica

From Hamilton Airport (Canada):

  • Varadero, Cuba

From Lansing Airport (United States):

  • Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

From Milwaukee (United States):

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Liberia, Costa Rica

From Ottawa Airport (Canada):

  • Cancun, Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Holguin, Cayo Coco, Varadero & Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Punta Cana & Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

From Windsor Airport (Canada):

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Varadero, Cuba
  • Santa Clara, Cuba

(*) this list might not be complete, but it shows TUI fly Belgium’s extensive network in the United States and Canada.

Top Copyright Photo: TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL OO-JAY (msn 40944) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938358.

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TUI fly Belgium to divert its flights on February 13

TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OO-JAQ (msn 35148) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945636.

TUI fly Belgium (TUI Airlines Belgium) (Brussels) has announced it will divert its flights to and from Belgium on February 13 due to a national strike. The airline will divert its flights to neighboring France and the Netherlands airports and bus the passengers to Brussels.

The airline has a network of 180 routes and flies to more than 100 airports. TUI fly is the second largest Belgian airline company.

TUI fly was founded at the end of 2003 and started operations in March 2004 with 5 aircraft.

The airline now has 17 aircraft:

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OO-JAQ (msn 35148) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945636.

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SmartLynx Airlines and TUI Airlines Belgium sign a 3-year contract

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2008

SmartLynx Airlines has issued this statement:

Cooperation between the two companies began in 2016 when Latvian based ACMI provider wet-leased 2 aircraft to Belgium airline for a busy summer season.

The collaboration proved to be successful and continued during the following seasons with the increasing number of units leased each year.

At the end of 2018, SmartLynx Airlines and TUI Airlines Belgium reached their most ambitious agreement to date.

Starting in 2019, for 3 summer seasons in a row, 4 SmartLynx aircraft will be flying under TUI flight numbers sharing best business practices together. Belgium is considered to be the base for the 2019 operations and the bases for the remaining contract term will be decided.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): SmartLynx Airlines (Latvia) Airbus A320-211 YL-BBC (msn 142) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 907247.

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TUI Group takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

TUI's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on January 29, 2018

TUI Group, the world’s largest tourism business, is celebrating the delivery of the operator’s first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (OO-MAX). TUI Airlines (Belgium) is the TUI Group operator of the new type.

The 737 MAX delivers the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market by incorporating the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements. The efficiency gains have helped make the MAX the fastest selling airplane in Boeing history with more than 4,300 orders to date from 92 customers worldwide.

TUI Group has 51 additional orders of the 737 MAX 8 and four 787 Dreamliners. The Group also has 18 unfilled orders for the 737 MAX 10 and was the first European operator to select the latest and largest member of the 737 MAX family of airplanes.

The pictured OO-MAX was officially handed over on January 29, 2018. OO-MAX went into revenue service on February 5, 2018 between Brussels and Tenerife Sur (TFS).

Copyright Photo: TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 OO-MAX (msn 44588) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940811.

TUI Airlines (Belgium) aircraft slide show:

The first TUI Airlines Belgium Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 emerges from the paint shop

TUI Airlines Belgium's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

TUI Airlines Belgium (Brussels) has 15 new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s on order.

The first has emerged from the paint shop and is pictured at Boeing Field in Seattle.

OO-MAX is named “Tenerife Alegria”. In December the airline held a social media contest to name the first three MAX 8 aircraft:

We selected our 6 favorite entries for the 3 new Boeing 737 MAX. Vote for the 3 new names through 3 polls on our Instagram stories! @tuiflybelgium →

Top Copyright Photo (all others by TUI): TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 OO-MAX (msn 44588) BFI (Brandon Farris). Image: 940766.

TUI Airlines Belgium aircraft slide show: