TUI Aviation: Stronger cooperation among the TUI Group airlines

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  • Kenton Jarvis heads the network of 150 aeroplanes, flying 27 million passengers
  • Marco Ciomperlik becomes Chief Operations Officer
  • Passengers will benefit from TUI’s investment in new aeroplanes along with Inflight Services initiatives and joint spare aeroplane capacity management 

TUI Aviation, which covers the Group’s five leisure airlines in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Germany, creates a new organisational model for the airline landscape and makes changes in management functions. In addition, TUI Group will further intensify the integration of its airlines with the source market organisations. Besides increasing efficiencies and the investment in fuel-efficient next-generation Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, passengers will benefit from initiatives like a group-wide onboard streaming service for the latest entertainment content or a joint approach towards spare aeroplane capacity management which will reduce delays during flight schedule disruptions.

Our airlines operate in an environment characterised by increasingly fierce competition with both traditional airlines and low-cost carriers making in-roads onto core leisure routes. As a consequence of this competition, there have been numerous airline washouts recently, which affects the availability of third-party capacity. This structural development underlines the importance of our in-house aviation capabilities so that we can cover the core flight capacity requirements for our tour operators and also be able to build new destinations like Cape Verde and continue to develop existing destinations”, says Kenton Jarvis, Chief Executive Officer of TUI Aviation.

Kenton Jarvis has restructured TUI Aviation to create greater integration and relies on a strong management team. Marco Ciomperlik will become Chief Operations Officer in charge of the four areas: Engineering & Maintenance, Supplier Management & Procurement, Inflight Services and Aviation IT. Jill Nye has been newly appointed as Director Inflight Services. She will be in charge of in-flight services, product selection and logistics in close coordination with the source markets. Geert Somers has been newly appointed as Director Engineering & Maintenance in charge of all maintenance work for the airlines and for Supplier Management & Procurement. Isabelle Droll will be the responsible Director for Aviation IT.

Dawn Wilson will take over the Northern Region Airlines as Managing Director from 1st January 2019. She will directly report to Kenton Jarvis. She has many years of experience at TUI in both aviation and operations and now heads the airlines in the UK and Scandinavia. Oliver Lackmann will become the sole Managing Director of TUI fly Germany, also reporting to Kenton. He was appointed Managing Director and Accountable Manager at TUI fly Germany in March 2018. Gunther Hofmann continues as Managing Director of TUI fly Belgium and TUI Netherlands airlines.

The Managing Directors will also have lead responsibilities in the aviation platform functions which go across all TUI Group airlines. Dawn Wilson will be Director Airline Operations, in charge of Operations Control areas across the Group. Oliver Lackmann will assume the Group role of Director Flight Operations including Compliance & Safety Management. Gunther Hofmann will continue to be in charge of Ground Operations across the Group.

Seamless interaction between operators and users of the Group’s aviation services is essential for achieving an efficient airline network. All three Airline Managing Directors are now integrated into the respective source market boards for Northern, Central and Western Regions. This will allow us to further improve collaboration and gain greater efficiencies from working together and ultimately increase customer satisfaction.” adds Kenton Jarvis.

Hannover, 6 December 2018

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