TUI fly (Germany) launches own long-haul flights in winter 2020/21

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  • Environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners are used
  • Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico with direct flight connections 

The decision for long-haul at TUI fly Germany has been made and confirmed by the TUI Group. At the beginning of the winter schedule 2020/21, TUI fly will start long-distance tourism from Germany. First, two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will fly to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. This means that from the beginning TUI uses modern, very economical and environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft in Germany. Both from the point of view of kerosene consumption, as well as the CO2 emissions and the noise level, the Boeing Dreamliner is excellent.

An agreement with social partners makes the decision for long-haul possible. Strategically, the long-haul segment brings several advantages for the TUI Group: The feeder flights for cruises of the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises are operated under their own flag. The TUI Group is strong on long-haul destinations and owns a comprehensive own hotel portfolio in the Caribbean. The approach of long-haul destinations, such as the Cape Verde Islands, is also being considered. There, the TUI Group has a strong presence with its own hotel brands such as RIU, Robinson and TUI Blue,” says Oliver Lackmann, Managing Director of TUIfly GmbH.

Should further market changes reduce capacities in the coming months, we can also implement our planned fleet expansion more quickly. In general, long-haul routes are not new to the TUI Group – in Great Britain, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium, TUI’s airlines are very successful in operating more than 25 wide-bodied aircraft,” adds Lackmann.

Langenhagen, 21.11.19

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