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Sriwijaya Air orders two Boeing 737-900 ERs

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Sriwijaya Air (Jakarta) today announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-900 ER (Extended Range) airplanes during a signing ceremony at the Paris Air Show.

The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Orders and Deliveries website, marks the first all-new airplane purchase for the Indonesian airline and included a letter of intent to exercise options for up to 20 additional 737 airplanes.

Sriwijaya Air logo

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air is the country’s third largest carrier. The airline operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737 airplanes and offers flights to various Indonesian destinations as well as a few international cities.

Sriwijaya Air banner

According to the airline, “Our aircraft are painted in blue, red and white colors which each of the color represents:

White : Clean hearthed employees
Red : The courage and wisdom in solving problems and making decisions of the team
Blue : Passion for traveling to all corners of our beloved archipelago.”

Image Above: Boeing. All others by Sriwijaya Air.

Sriwijaya Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Copyright Photo below: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Sriwijaya Air is already operating the smaller brother, the Boeing 737-800. Boeing 737-8K5 PK-CLT (msn 27991) taxies at Denpasar.

 

TUI Group to retire the Thomson brand in the UK

TUI Group logo-1

TUI Group (Hannover) has decided to retire the Thomson brand in the United Kingdom according to this report by Reuters. The retirement of the Thomson brand, which started selling holiday packages in 1965, would presumably also include Thomson Airways (formerly Thomsonfly) (London-Gatwick), although this remains unconfirmed.

Thomson logo-2

The TUI Group is moving towards a single TUI brand and this of course would probably also affect Arke (Arkefly) and Jetairfly. The move is expected to take several years to complete.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Route Map: Current routes from London Gatwick:

Thomson 5.2015 LGW Route Map

Copyright Photo below: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Thomson Airways’ Boeing 737-8K5 G-TAWA (msn 37264) completes the final approach to the runway at London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Thomson Airways aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

TUIfly to introduce a new Haribo logojet, named “Haribo Tropifrutti”

TUIfly 737-800 WL (15-Haribo Tropifrutti)(TUIfly)(LRW)

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) is planning to introduce a new Haribo logojet.

According to the Haribo website, there will be a new logojet named “Haribo Tropifrutti”. You can also win a free trip to New York via Newark Airport on this airplane together with Thomas Gottschalk (the most popular showmaster in Germany and currently the “face” of Haribo commercials), starting on April 25 which is also the first flight of this new logojet. The routing will be Cologne/Bonn – Keflavik – Newark.

Haribo (Bonn) is a German candy company, founded in 1920 by Johannes (“Hans”) Riegel, Sr.

The Haribo name is formed from Hans Riegel, Bonn.

This will be the third TUIfly Haribo logojet.

Above Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. The original Haribo design was introduced in 2008 on the pictured Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFM (msn 27986) at Antalya.

Above Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. The second Haribo logojet, the pictured Haribo Goldbaren, was introduced in 2010 on the pictured Boeing 737-8K5 D-ATUD (msn 34585) landing at EuroAirport.

Top Image: Haribo.

TUIfly aircraft slide show (including all logojets):

AG Bottom Ad Bar

 

Belavia Belarusian Airlines to introduce the Boeing 737-800 on the Minsk-Barcelona route

737-800 Belavia Artwork

Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Minsk) is getting ready to take delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 (737-8K5 EW-437PA, msn 27988, ex D-AHFP) leased from AerCap.

Previously on June 26, 2014 Belavia announced it had reached an agreement with Boeing on an order for three 189-seat Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.

Belavia currently operates six Boeing 737-500s and seven 737-300s.

Belavia is planning to initially operate the new type on the Minsk-Barcelona route starting on May 16, 2015 per Airline Route.

Image: Boeing.

Belavia aircraft slide show:

 

TUI Travel’s full-year pretax profit soars to $567 million

TUI Travel (London), the parent of Thomson Airways (London-Luton and Manchester), reported its financial results for its fiscal year ending on September 30, 2014. The pretax profit for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2014 was £362 million ($567 million) compared to £169 million ($264.7 million) for the previous year. Please see the financial analysis below by www.finspreads.com.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Comments by Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel:

“We have delivered another year of out-performance against our growth roadmap achieving an underlying operating profit growth of 11% at constant currency rates2. This demonstrates the strength and resilience of our business model in what has been a competitive trading environment for many tour operators and airlines. The combination of our market leadership position, scale, focus on unique holidays distributed increasingly online and our relationship with the customer throughout their whole holiday experience continues to provide a strong basis for sustainable, profitable growth.

“The merger with TUI AG will strengthen and future-proof our combined Group. It will also enhance the certainty of long-term unique holiday growth and reinforce our clear competitive advantage through further control over the end-to-end customer experience. This will mark the start of an exciting new phase of growth, delivering significant opportunities and value to customers, employees and shareholders.”

A financial analyst comment from Fiona, a senior market analyst at www.finspreads.com

UK package holiday company TUI Travel reported a notable 11% rise in underlying profit, above its recently raised guidance of 9%. Pretax profit to the year ending September 30, 2014 was £362 million compared to £169 million for the previous year, achieved on slightly lower revenues of £14.62 billion due to adverse currency translation impacts.. The travel company which is currently merging with German parent company TUI AG, intends to declare a second interim dividend of 20.5p per share once the merger is complete, taking the total annual dividend to 24.5p up from 13.5p last year.

These are really promising results for a company which has previously suffered heavily from reduced consumer spending and changing tastes. However the travel firm seems to have found a winning formula with over 63% of its winter programme 2014/15 already sold with mainstream bookings and bookings for summer 2015 up over 9% on an average price increase of 2%. The market was clearly impressed by the results and projected outlook for the firm and TUI Travel is currently trading up over 3.8% at 445p, adding to the phenomenal growth that they have experienced since May 2012 when TUI Travel´s share price was only 165p.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8K5 G-TAWG (msn 37266) holds short of the runway at Palma de Mallorca.

Thomson Airways aircraft slide show:

TUI to cut costs and services at TUIfly, TUIfly to drop its yellow airplanes

TUIfly‘s (Hannover) parent, TUI AG (TUI Group) wants to cut costs at the German airline subsidiary by 65 million euros ($88.9 million) each year by cutting back on free services for passengers and lowering staff costs according to the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and this report by Reuters.

The new cost savings program is called “Max Thrust”. TUIfly will expand the fleet by four new aircraft for medium-haul flights and two planes for long-haul operations according to the report.

Tuifly plans to divide its cabin into three classes from May and stop offering free newspapers, inflight entertainment and blankets according to the report.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

In another report by Romania-Insider.com, TUIfly is also considering moving 350 maintenance jobs to Romania in order to reduce costs.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. TUIfly will reportedly drop its trademark yellow canary fuselages for the new TUI Group blue brand. Boeing 737-8K5 WL D-AHFY (msn 30417) lands at EuroAirport serving the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg area.

TUIfly: AG Slide Show

Sunwing Airlines to operate weekly vacation flights for Kelowna, BC to Ixtapa, Mexico for this winter season

Sunwing Airlines (Toronto-Pearson) is planning to launch a new route from Kelowna, British Columbia to Ixtapa, Mexico for the upcoming winter season. Flights from Kelowna to Ixtapa will start on Thursday, December 19, 2013 and operate weekly until March 27, 2014.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Sunwing expands its fleet during it busy winter season adding extra Boeing 737-800s from European carriers who experience slower demand during their winter seasons. This creates a variety of hybrid color schemes during the winter months. One example is this Boeing 737-8K5 C-FYUH (msn 34689) leased from TUIfly in their colors but with Sunwing markings.

See the whole fleet – Sunwing Airlines: AG Slide Show