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TUI Group to retire the Thomson brand in the UK

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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.

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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.

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Route Map: Current routes from London Gatwick:

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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).

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TUI Group finalizes its order for one Boeing 787-9, converts two 787-8 orders to the larger 787-9

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and TUI Group, one of the world’s largest integrated leisure travel companies, have finalized an order for one 787-9 Dreamliner with an option for one further 787-9. The order is valued at $257 million at current list prices. TUI Group also announced that it will substitute two unfilled orders for 787-8s for two 787-9s.

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The European leisure group will operate a fleet of 13 787-8s from this summer and with today’s announcement will add three 787-9s to its fleet within the next three years.

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 6 meters (20 feet) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 830 kilometers (450 nautical miles) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.

There are six airlines in the TUI Group operating 144 medium and long-haul aircraft, including the 787. The airlines are TUIfly, Thomson Airways, TUIfly Nordic, Jetairfly, Corsair International and ArkeFly (Arke), serving more than 180 destinations around the world. Throughout its history, Boeing has delivered more than 165 airplanes to TUI Group airlines. As well as the orders for 787s, TUI Group also has ordered 60 737 MAXs.

In addition to TUI Group’s selection of the efficient 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX, TUI Group is a partner on the Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757, which is currently testing new technologies to reduce airplane carbon emissions and noise.

Videos: The Thomson Boeing 787-8.

Video: Flight review: Thomson Boeing 787-8 to Puerto Plata: This is a flight review of our Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight to Puetro Plata (Gregorio Luperón International Airport) in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. We flew in economy class called “Dreamliner Class” on the Dreamliner. All footage of the journey is filmed from the economy class cabin. Our flight crew was mainly British with a Scandinavian stewardess on board too. Our Thomson Airways Dreamliner (Boeing 787-8) had registration number G-TUIA and was named “Living the Dream”. Our flight started at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark and the aircraft passengers where mainly Scandinavians (Swedish and Danish nationality). Our charter holiday trips where booked via Star Tour (name for TUI in Denmark) (Fritidsresor as TUI are called in Swedish) which is the same as TUI travel in the UK and Germany.

Copyright Photo below: Evert Keijzer Ironbird Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Jetairfly (TUI Airlines Belgium) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner OO-JDL (msn 34425) beautifully flies over the English Channel in the 2012 TUI livery.

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Jetairfly to establish a new base at Antwerp

Jetairfly (Jetairfly.com) (Brussels) with the delivery of its third Embraer 190 will establish a new base at Antwerp. Starting in April 2015 Jetairfly will start flying from Antwerp Airport to Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante.

Jetairfly.com is a brand name of Tui Airlines Belgium NV. Jetairfly.com is a part of TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in the world, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100STD OO-JEB (msn 19000607) is pictured at the Brussels base.

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Jetairfly to expand flights to Florida

Jetairfly (TUI Airlines Belgium) (Brussels) will return to Sanford (near Orlando) on October 24 where it will operate twice weekly Boeing 767-300 ER flights on a Brussels-Miami-Sanford-Brussels routing per Airline Route.

The carrier will also add a separate third weekly return trip to Miami.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-341 ER OO-TUC (msn 24844) taxies from the gate at Brussels.

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Jetairfly takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-8

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Jetairfly (TUI Airlines Belgium) (Brussels) and Boeing on December 3 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787-8 (OO-JDL, msn 34425) named “Diamond” (above). The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett on Tuesday on its delivery flight to Brussels.

The 787 is scheduled to begin flying short and medium haul Jetairfly routes in early December and long haul routes between Christmas and the New Year.

Jetairfly is part of the TUI Travel PLC, the largest tourism group in the world.

Copyright Photo: Boeing.

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Jetairfly is coming to Miami

Jetairfly (Jetairfly.com) (Ostend and Brussels) today announced the April 2014 launch of nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union.  The new service will mark Jetairfly’s first U.S. route, Florida’s only nonstop connection to Brussels, and MIA’s 14th European destination.

With Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft featuring Economy and Comfort service, Jetairfly will begin the new service on April 4, 2014 with flights on Mondays and Fridays.  Bookings are scheduled to be available at the end of October.

Additional new routes scheduled this year from Miami are: Oranjestad, Aruba by new carrier Aruba Airlines on September 15; Calgary by WestJet in October; and Milan, Italy and the Brazilian destinations of Curitiba and Porto Alegre by American Airlines in November.

Created in 2003, Jetairfly operates a network of 168 routes and connects 107 airports. It has a fleet of 22 modern aircraft and transported 2.8 million passengers in 2012.  Jetairfly is part of TUI Travel Belgium, the largest tourism group in Belgium, and of TUI Travel PLC, the largest Pan-European tourism group, operating a fleet of 141 aircraft and offering a wide range of other services.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-341 ER OO-TUC (msn 24844) prepares top taxi from the Brussels base.

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Jetairfly takes delivery of its first Embraer 190

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Jetairfly (Brussels), the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC, has received the first of two Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft leased from BOC Aviation (Singapore). The pictured ERJ 190-100STD OO-JEM (msn 19000603) was delivered during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil on February 26. The second E190 is due to follow this year.

Jetairfly’s E190s are configured with 112 slim line seats in a single-class layout. The company plans to operate the aircraft from Brussels airport to various destinations in its European network including Faro in Portugal, Málaga in Spain, and Zakynthos in Greece.

Copyright Photo: Embraer.

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