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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.

Jetairfly 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):

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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.

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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

TUI Travel commits for 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing (Chicago) and TUI Travel PLC (London) announced a commitment today for 60 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $6.09 billion at list prices. The commitment by one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with TUI Travel to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.

“A major part of TUI Travel’s strategy is to provide our customers with unique holiday experiences that they can only get from us,” said Peter Long, Chief Executive, TUI Travel. “This multi-billion pound investment in the Boeing 737 MAX – representing the future generation of more fuel-efficient aircraft for our short and medium-haul programs – will be a further driver in delivering this.”

The TUI Travel airlines are Arkefly (Netherlands), Corsair International (France), Jetairfly (Belgium), Thomson Airways (UK), TUIfly (Germany) and TUIfly Nordic (Sweden). This graph shows TUI Travels’ brands and market shares in these key European markets:

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Top Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. The new aircraft will replace the current generation of Boeing 737-800s. Thomson Airways’ 737-8K5 WL G-TAWK (msn 28836) is pictured at Manchester in the new TUI colors (please click on the photo for the full-size view).

Arkefly: AG Slide Show

Corsair International: AG Slide Show

Jetairfly: AG Slide Show

Thomson Airways: AG Slide Show

TUIfly: AG Slide Show

TUIfly Nordic: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Ole Simon. TUIfly was ranked the most fuel-efficient charter airline worldwide for short-haul and long-haul flights in the 2012 Airline Index published by the German environmental NGO, atmosfair, indicating how TUIfly’s investment in modern, more fuel-efficient aircraft and focus on efficient aeronautical procedures are yielding results. Thomson Airways came second for most efficient charter airline for short haul flights. TUIfly’s (TUIfly.com) Boeing 737-8K5 WL D-ATUD (msn 34585) in the special Haribo Goldbaren scheme climbs away from Frankfurt (please click on photo for full-size view).

TUIfly’s Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFZ now promotes CEWE Photobooks

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) has always embraced the use of logojets as a way to increase revenue.

The latest logojet has just been painted at Dublin. The pictured Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFZ (msn 30983) (above) is now promoting the CEWE Photobooks (Mein CEWE Fotobuch) (CEWE.de). The German company specializes in photo products including photobooks.

This aircraft was previously painted in this attractive blue ARD German TV lottery special livery (below) before being repainted in this red design.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

TUIfly helps to celebrate 100 years of the “Baren Marke” milk with this new logojet

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) introduced this month this special logojet to help celebrate 100 years (1912-2012) of “Baren Marke” (Bear Brand) of milk products in Germany. The bear became the symbol of the brand due to its Canton of Bern (Switzerland) roots developed by hotelier Cesar Ritz. “Baren Marke” is one of most well known product brands in Germany.

Top Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. The eye-catching special color scheme with the famous “Baren Marke” logo, adorns the fuselage of Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFR (msn 30593) which visited Munich today.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. A close-up of the logo.

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TUIfly introduces its second railroad logojet

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) today rolled out at Maastricht its second DB railroad logojet.

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TUIfly introduces a new railroad logojet

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) today (January 20) rolled out of the paint shop at Maastricht this new promotional logojet. Boeing 737-8K5 D-ATUE (msn 34686) is advertising the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn named “DB ICE Im Zug Zum Flug” (In DB ICE train to the plane).

Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG, DBAG or DB) (Berlin) is the German national railway company, a private joint stock company (AG). DB was established in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn of East Germany.

In association with American Airlines, Emirates Airline, China Airlines, and Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn operates the AiRail Service between Frankfurt International airport and Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Mannheim and Stuttgart. DB uses the IATA designator of 2A.

DB describes itself as the second-largest transport company in the world after Deutsche Post AG and is the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. About two billion passengers are carried each year.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. D-ATUE is pictured departing from Maastricht fresh out of the paint shop.

TUIfly introduces an ARD TV Lottery logojet

Copyright Photo: Teun Sans. D-AHFZ is pulled out of the hangar at Eindhoven where it was painted.

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hapag-Lloyd Flug) (Hanover) has introduced a new advertising logojet. Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFZ (msn 30883) is now advertising the ARD German TV lottery.

Airberlin agrees to cross share with TUIfly


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Airberlin (Berlin-Tegel) has agreed with TUI Travel to cross share stock with its TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hanover) subsidiary. Airberlin will purchase up to 20 percent of the TUIfly stock and take over TUIfly’s European inter-city routes. TUIfly’s charter section will remain with TUIfly.  In turn, TUIfly Travel will purchase up to 20 percent of the stock of Airberlin. This agreement is subject to regulatory approvals. If approved both airlines will keep their brands.