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Formed in 1962. Formerly Britannia Airways, ThomsonFly and First Choice Airways. Scheduled, international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Wigmore House, Wigmore Place Wigmore Lane
Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9TN, England, United Kingdom
Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) was established in 1066, it covers an area of 242,432 sq km, its population is 59 million, its capital city is London and its official language is English.
November 2003: Britannia Airways (BRI) is a low-cost carrier who will be re-branded as "Thomson." Thomson Holidays is the UK's leading tour and resorts operator under the German travel giant TUI. Repainting will begin this month and 18 of the 31 airplanes will be in the new livery by end of 2003. BritanniaDirect.com will be absorbed by Thomsonflights.com. The airplanes will keep the present light blue and red TUI livery, but the name "Britannia" will be replaced by "Thomson, operated by Britannia." The company Britannia Airways (BRI) will continue to exist and hold the (AOC).
December 2003: TUI's new low-cost carrier (LCC) to be launched in 3/04, will be named "Thomsonfly.com" (TFY) and start initially under Britannia's (BRI)'s (AOC) on routes from Coventry to Rome, Pisa, Venice, Nice, Marseilles, Valencia, Palmade Mallorca, Ibiza, Malaga, (daily) as well as to Jersey (Channel Islands) using a fleet of 10 airplanes, starting with 2 737-500's, 131 passengers (PAX).
March 2004: 2 737-5L9's (24859; 24928), CIT (TCI) leased, for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations.
April 2004: 737-59D (24694), Babcock (BBB) leased for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations.
May 2004: ThomsonFly is a start-up budget carrier operating services from Coventry airport, UK to southern Europe, with airplanes operated by Britannia Airways (BRI).
737-59D (24695) (BBB) leased.
July 2004: In 2004-09, Coventry - Amsterdam (daily). In 2004-10, Coventry - Cork/Shannon (daily), - Alicante (5/week). In 2004-11, Coventry - Salzburg (daily). In 2004-12, Coventry - Lyon (5/week).
October 2004: Will open a base at Bournemouth - Hurn.
November 2004: 1 737-300, ex-Ryanair (RYR).
December 2004: In 2005-02, Coventry - Barcelona. In 2005-03, Bournemouth - Amsterdam, Faro, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris (CDG), Pisa, & Valencia. In 2005-04, Coventry - Faro, Paris (CDG). Doncaster/Sheffield - Alicante, Dublin, Faro, Jersey, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris (CDG), Pisa, Prague, & Valencia. In 2005-06, Doncaster/Sheffield - Ibiza.
2 737-3Q8's (26313, G-BZZH; 26314, G-BZZI), ex-Buzz (BZZ), (ILF) leased.
April 2005: Launched services from its base at the new Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The low-cost carrier (LCC) Thomsonfly, formerly called Britannia Airways (BRI), anticipates it will book >350,000 customers through Robin Hood within the 1st 12 months. It will base 3 737-300's there and operate flights to 11 destinations: Palma, Pisa, Prague, Paris, Ibiza, Alicante, Malaga, Valencia, Dublin, Jersey, & Faro throughout the summer season. A 737-800 will also be based there to operate holiday flights.
2 737-31S's (29057, G-THOG; 29058, G-THOH), Deutsche Structured Finance leased.
May 2005: 737-36Q (29327, G-THOI), ex-easyJet (EZY), Boullioun (BOU) leased.
August 2005: ThomsonFly (TFY) is a budget carrier operating services to 20 European cities from Coventry, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield and Bournemouth.
(IATA) Code: BY. (ICAO) Code: TOM - (Callsign - THOMSON).
Main Base: Coventry Baginton airport (CVT).
Hubs: Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport; & Bournemouth International (BOH).
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Coventry; & Jersey.
International, scheduled destinations: Alicante; Amsterdam; Barcelona; Cologne; Cork; Florence; Lyons; Malaga; Naples; Palma de Mallorca; Salzburg;; Shannon; Valencia; & Venice.
September 2005: Thomsonfly.com (TFY) will be offering "high frequency" flights from 11 UK airports for the summer months of 2006. It currently operates flights from regional airports in Coventry, Bournemouth and Doncaster, and will add Manchester, London Gatwick, London Luton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Nottingham East Midlands and Glasgow.
"Extending the low fares flights program nationwide is a key step for Thomson," said Thomson Managing Director, Peter Rothwell. "We are continuing to explore the growing independent travel sector both attracting new UK customers and serving overseas customers needing inbound travel to the UK."
Starting next May, Thomsonfly.com (TFY) will operate low fares flights from Cardiff, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Newcastle to 4 Spanish destinations - Palma, Malaga, Alicante and Ibiza. In addition high frequency flights will be operated from Birmingham, Nottingham East Midlands and Glasgow to Palma. Combined with the lower frequency holiday flights Thomsonfly.com (TFY) will operate from 26 UK airports to 87 destinations world wide in 2006.
October 2005: ThomsonFly (TFY) will suspend service on its Coventry to Venice route effective on October 30th.
November 2005: Amsterdam Schiphol's new low-cost carrier pier opened November 1 with easyJet (EZY), Thomsonfly.com (TFY), bmibaby (BMI), Jet2 (JT2) and SkyEurope (SKP)as tenants. Wizz Air (WZZ) joins Dec 1. Initially, 20 - 30 daily flights will operate from Pier H, which has seven gates but no airbridges. The airport's seventh pier, it can accommodate a maximum of 64 daily inbound and outbound flights and was designed to handle around 8 million passengers annually. It was constructed in just nine months, Schiphol said.
Thomsonfly (TFY) operates holiday flights thoughout the winter months to Costa Blanca, Costa BGrava, Costa del Sol, Cyprus, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, & Tunisia.
December 2005: Launches flights from Bournemouth and Coventry to Salzburg.
January 2006: As the UK's 3rd largest airline, flies from 26 UK airports to 87 destinations.
March 2006: Thomsonfly (TFY) (TOM/Coventry) will add an ex-easyJet (EZY) (U2/London Luton) 737-300.
April 2006: The overall common brand: TUIfly.com consists of:
Arkefly (HOL): The Dutch airline flies from Amsterdam to the Dutch Antilles, South America, Africa and to the sunny south of Europe.
TUIfly Nordic (TNS): From Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, TUIfly Nordic (TNS) flies holidaymakers travelling with the tour operators Fritidsresor, Finnmatkat and Star Tour to southern climes.
Corsairfly (COR): The French company operates from Paris and other French cities to the Caribbean, the India Ocean, and Morocco.
Hapagfly (HAP): From 23 airports in Germany, Hapagfly (HAP) takes passengers to the most beautiful holiday resorts around the Mediterranean.
Jetairfly (TUB): A vast network of more than 60 airports in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, on the Red Sea and the Canary Islands connect with Brussels at the heart of Europe.
Thomsonfly (TFY): With more than 40 airplanes the airline flies from 26 British airports to more than 87 destinations worldwide.
Hapag Lloyd Express (HLX): North, South, East and West – the low-cost airline hlx.com (HLX) covers (almost) all of Europe.
August 2006: Thomsonfly (TFY) said it will purchase 2 737-300s and 3 new 737-800s, taking delivery in the 1st quarter of 2007. It also said it will sell 2 767-200s to Silverjet, an all-business-class (C) start-up scheduled to commence operations at London Luton in December. Silverjet will take the airplanes in March and October 2007. Thomsonfly (TFY) said it will dispose of 2 737-500s next spring, but offered no further details. It currently operates 47 Boeing airplanes.
September 2006: Thomsonfly already announced 28 new routes for the 2007 summer schedule as follows:
Bournemouth to Valencia, & Prague;
Cardiff to Faro;
East Midlands to Alicante, Ibiza, Mahon, Palma, & Paphos;
London Gatwick to Corfu, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Mahon, Paphos, & Tenerife;
London Luton to Corfu, Paphos, & Prague;
Manchester to Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Mahon,
Naples, Paphos, Salzburg, Tenerife, & Venice.
November 2006: Thomsonfly (TFY) will inaugurate nonstop service from Jersey to London Luton on May 3rd, operating daily flights, and will also increase frequency on services from Jersey to:
Cardiff with 4 flights a week from May 21st (Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays);
Coventry with 7 flights a week from May 1st (Daily);
Doncaster with 7 flights a week from May 2nd (Daily);
Thomsonfly (TFY) will inaugurate nonstop service from London Luton to Dubrovnik on May 1st, operating 3 flights a week on Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays.
Thomsonfly will inaugurate nonstop service from Manchester to Lisbon on May 1st, operating 5 flights a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays.
(ANZ) Engineering Services won a $3 million contract from Thomsonfly (TFY) to install Panasonic eFX AVOD In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems and perform heavy maintenance checks on 9 767-300s. Work will continue to May 2007.
December 2006: German tourism giant TUI AG unveiled a comprehensive "action plan" that includes an order for 41 new airplanes from Boeing (TBC) valued at $3.64 billion, its intention to cut costs next year by -€250 million/-$330 million - - involving the elimination of -3,600 jobs - -and the merger of its airline units under the new "TUIfly.com" brand.
TUI confirmed speculation that Hapagfly (HAP) and Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) will combine under the new name "in order to secure access to the low-cost, Internet and modular tour growth markets," with the remaining 5 TUI airlines (Thomsonfly (TFY), TUIfly Nordic (TNS), Arkefly (HOL), Corsair (COR), and Jetair (TUB)) joining the fold in 2008. The strategy will have an earnings impact of €60 million by that time, the company said. "With "TUIfly.com," a European brand, it will be easier to address customers. At the same time, the new brand will be an essential element of (TUI)'s new Internet strategy," it said.
The new airplanes, which were not identified, will begin delivery in 2010, and will be replacing older leased planes until 2013. The company still has 24 737s on order with Boeing (TBC), bringing its backlog to 65 airplanes. Boeing (TBC) issued a statement confirming TUI Group's order for 41 airplanes, but did not specify the type(s). It said the airplanes are worth $3.6 billion at list prices. TUI will operate 56 airplanes next year, and expand capacity +27%. It displayed a mockup of "TUIfly.com"'s new all-yellow livery on its website.
Regarding its cost-cutting program, TUI said savings of -€150 million will come from materials and -€100 million from personnel, meaning the loss of -3,600 jobs in the tourism division including -2,600 in the UK and -400 in Germany. It said >3,300 new jobs will be created "by certain segments" in 2008. It also intends to reduce corporate costs to €70 to €80 million from €112 million by 2008, and merge its TUI Deutschland operating business into TUI AG. It is targeting a 2008 profit of €450 to €550 million.
January 2007: Starting May 2nd, new 4/week, Cardiff - Barcelona.
737-33V (29335, G-THOO), with winglets & 737-8K5 (35134, G-FDZA), (GEF) leased delivery - see photo.
February 2007: UK-based MyTravel (GUE) and German tourist conglomerate, Thomas Cook (JMA) are merging in a deal that will create the second-biggest travel company in Europe behind (TUI).
The new company, called Thomas Cook (JMA) Group, will produce combined revenue of about €12 billion/$15.6 billion, selling holidays to some 19 million customers a year. It will be based in London.
MyTravel (GUE) shareholders will own 48% of the combined company with the controlling 52% held by Thomas Cook (JMA)'s German owner KarstadtQuelle, which agreed in December to buy Lufthansa (DLH)'s 50% stake in Thomas Cook (JMA) for €800 million. The merger is expected to be complete by June and is conditional on the approval of MyTravel (GUE) shareholders, competition clearances and completion of the KarstadtQuelle-(DLH) transaction.
In December, MyTravel (GUE) reported its 1st annual profit in 5 years after a major restructuring exercise, cutting costs and selling real estate. According to the MyTravel (GUE) website, the companies in the group operate 31 airplanes.
The move eventually is expected to generate "at least" -£75 million/-$146.2 million of cost savings per year, the two groups said. Specific information concerning cost synergies was not supplied, nor was the future status of the airline portfolio comprising Thomas Cook Airlines UK (JMA), Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (TUB), Condor Airlines (CDF), MyTravel Airways UK (GUE), and MyTravel Airways A/S (PRH) detailed.
The merger ended hopes of the UK's First Choice Holidays (ATZ) for a possible tie-up. It had offered for sale its mainstream package holiday business, which includes European 787 launch customer First Choice Airways (ATZ), and held preliminary talks on possible bids with both MyTravel (GUE) and Thomas Cook (JMA). The (ATZ) board announced the termination of those talks.
MyTravel (GUE) (CEO) Peter McHugh said the combined company will not need First Choice (ATZ)'s package business to compete with TUI. "This merger is quite a feat unto itself," he said. "We're the second leading travel company in Europe and aspire to be number one." TUI had revenue of €18.2 billion in 2005.
Penauille Servisair concluded a new long-term agreement with Thomsonfly (TFY) for ground handling services at 18 UK airports.
March 2007: TUI AG, parent of Hapagfly (HAP), Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), Thomsonfly (TFY), TUIfly Nordic (NOQ), Arkefly (HOL), Corsair (COR), and Jetair (JTA), suffered a -€846.6 million/-$1.13 billion loss in 2006, reversed from a +€496.3 million profit the year before, owing to restructuring expenses and required depreciations. The company unveiled a restructuring plan in December, that includes the merger of its airline brands under the TUIfly.com name. Revenue rose +12.7% to €20.51 billion and operating result fell to a -€736.1 million loss from a +€386.9 million profit. Total costs were not provided, but a breakdown showed the company's impairment charges rose to €763.8 million from €18.3 million in 2005. (EBITA) in TUI's Tourism division climbed +7.8% to €393.7 million.
737-8K5 (35131, G-FDZB), TuiFly.com (HLX) wet-leased.
May 2007: For the summer, Thomsonfly (TFY) will operate flights to 12 destinations from Coventry. Grenoble, a winter city, is being dropped and Iniza in Spain has been added. The top destination is Barcelona, followed by Salzburg.
Starts Cardiff - Barcelona; London Luton (LTN) - Dubrovnik, - Jersey; Manchester - Lisbon. Starting November 30, Sheffield - Geneva, using 737s.
The Tourism division of German company TUI (TUG) is to merge with First Choice (ATZ) of the UK to create one of the world's largest travel groups. Following the latest amalgamation, the new grouping will be known as "TUI Travel (TUG)" and will be based in the UK. TUI (TUG), which also owns the UK's Thomson Holidays, will have a majority 51% share, with existing First Choice (ATZ) shareholders controlling the remaining 49%. Certain hotel assets will stay with First Choice (ATZ), whose (CEO) Peter Long, will become (CEO) designate of the new company.
(We are creating one of the most profitable and efficient tourism groups in the world," said TUI (TUG) (CEO) Dr Michael Frenzel, who will become Chairman of TUI Travel (TUG). "At just the right time, two strong partners are joining forces: We are aiming at growth and simultaneously, we will make good use of the opportunities presented by the ongoing consolidation in the European travel market."
The new company will have a combined revenue of around 12.1 billion pounds, catering for 28 million passengers per year.
TUI Group (TUG), the German tourism company that owns six airlines, placed firm orders for 11 787-8 Dreamliners and 50 737NGs collectively valued at $4.7 billion. The airplanes will be operated by Netherlands' Arkefly (HOL), Belgium's Jetairfly (TUB), UK's Thomsonfly (TFY), Germany's TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) and Scandinavia's TUIfly Nordic (NOQ). The airlines will use the 787s within Europe and on flights to Asia and North America, while the 737s will be used on short/medium-haul routes. The airplanes will be shifted among the airlines depending on need. No engine order for the 787s was announced. All 737s will be fitted with blended winglets.
Boeing (TBC) said it is working to create a training program that will allow TUI (TUG) pilots (FC) to transition from 737s to 787s "so that cross-training costs are minimized and fleet efficiency is maximized."
737-8K5 (35132, G-FDZD), delivery to TUI (TUG), for ThomsonFly (TFY) operations.
January 2008: German travel conglomerate TUI (TUG) announced that it signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Lufthansa (DLH) to combine their Low Cost Carrier (LCC) subsidiaries under one "joint and independent holding company." TUI (TUG) owns TUIfly, the combination of Hapag-Lloyd Flug (HAP) and Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), while Lufthansa (DLH) partners with Germanwings (RFG) and Eurowings (EWG), along with Albrecht Knauf Industriebeteiligung. The latter also signed the (MOU), TUI (TUG) said. "Agence France Presse" said a mid-2009 timeframe for finalization is TUI (TUG)'s target. No other details were released, and TUI (TUG) said a binding agreement will depend on "a due diligence process and negotiations of the specific details," as well as the approval of antitrust authorities. The combination is likely designed to counter the growing domestic influence of airberlin (BER), which has expanded with the acquisitions of (LTU) and dba (DBA).
737-8K5 (35137, G-FDZE), delivery.
February 2008: 737-8K5 (35138, G-FDZF), delivery.
March 2008: 737-8K5 (35139, G-FDZG), delivery.
May 2008: ThomsonFly (TFY) provides low-fare jet airplane flights within Europe and tour charter services to >80 destinations throughout Europe, and taking in resort areas in the Americas, Africa, Indian Ocean, and Australia.
(IATA) Code: BY - 754. (ICAO) Code: TOM - (Callsign - THOMSON).
Parent organization/shareholders: TUI Travel PLC (TUG) (100%).
Main Base: London Luton airport (LTN).
Hub: Coventry-Bagington airport (CVT).
June 2008: UK-based Thomsonfly (TFY) and First Choice Airways (ATZ) will begin operating jointly under the name "Thomson Airways" from May 1, 2009. The rebranding of the 2 leisure carriers follows the merger of the tourism division of TUI AG (TUG) and First Choice (ATZ) Holidays last fall. Changes will be phased in gradually with rebranding work on the fleet expected to be completed over the next 2 years. "Our aim is to build on the very best from these 2 award-winning airlines that share a very strong drive to provide a truly exceptional customer experience. By incorporating both airlines under one name, we will now operate 65 airplanes to over 80 destinations from 21 airports in the UK," said Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) Managing Director, Chris Browne, who currently is Managing Director of First Choice Airways (ATZ). Thomsonfly (TFY) and First Choice Airways (ATZ) have been operating under one UK (CAA) Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) since May 1, and will merge formally on that date next year. Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) will be the European launch customer for the 787.
TUI Travel (TUG) signed an agreement with AerCap Holdings (DEA) and Deucalion Aviation Funds for the sale and leaseback of 19 owned airplanes within the TUI Travel (TUG) fleet for $526 million. The airplanes will be acquired through a 50/50 joint venture between AerCap (DEA) and Deucalion and will be managed by AerCap (DEA), which will receive servicing fees. TUI Travel (TUG) will continue to operate the 11 737-800s, 6 757-200s and 2 767-300ERs on 1 to 7-year operating leases with TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX), Thomsonfly (TFY), TUIfly Nordic (TNS) and Jet4You (J4U). TUI (TUG) will use the proceeds to reduce debt and said the deal had no impact on its discussions with Lufthansa (DLH) regarding a potential merger of Germanwings (RFG) and TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX), "on which we intend to update the market in due course."
October 2008: Thomsonfly (TFY) will cease operations at Coventry (CVT) next month in line with parent TUI Travel (TUG)'s strategy to refocus airline operations on leisure routes and reduce low-cost scheduled city-to-city flying. (TFY), which will be rebranded to "Thomson Airways" following its merger with First Choice Airways (ATZ), flew to some 10 destinations from the airport. Thomsonfly (TFY)'s decision to pull out of (CVT) is casting doubts on its future as a passenger facility. Recent plans for a permanent passenger terminal for up to 2 million yearly passengers were blocked by the High Court.
London Luton plans to invest £2 million/$3.5 million in improvements, including upgrades of bus stops, the main terminal roundabout, drop-off zone facilities and a short-term car park. Work began this month and is expected to be completed next spring. Luton currently serves 10 million passengers per year.
November 2008: The UK Competition Commission concluded that airports operator, the British Airports Authority (BAA) should be allowed to increase charges at London Stansted (STN) in the 5-year period, starting next April 1, albeit at a lower rate than it proposed. In its report to the (CAA), the Commission recommended an increase in the maximum level of charges at (STN) to £6.56/$10.57 per passenger in 2009 to 2010, +3.5% higher than projected 2008 to 2009 charges of £6.34. The charges then would increase by no more than the retail price index inflation plus +1.75% each year, reaching a maximum of £7.05 per passenger in 2013 to 2014.
However, the Commission did not agree with Ryanair (RYR)'s accusation of excessive pricing and said that the (BAA)'s conduct regarding airport charges in 2008 through 2009, was not contrary to the public's interest. It did say that (STN) "pursued a course of conduct which has operated against the public interest in three respects in the period February 2002 to April 2008" by failing to consult adequately with airlines on the development of the airport and its capital expenditure plans, by failing to manage as effectively as possible the security queuing process, and by failing to offer appropriate landing charges for larger cargo airplanes.
It therefore recommended that the (CAA) require the (BAA) to improve the consultation process, introduce a service quality rebate scheme similar to those at London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) and offer off-peak discounts on landing charges for the largest cargo airplanes. The (CAA) said it will consider the recommendations before carrying out a further round of consultation and announcing its final decision in March.
March 2009: "Thomson Airways" (ATZ)/(TFY), the new name of the merged Thomsonfly (TFY) and First Choice Airways (ATZ), and the British Airline Pilots Association reached an agreement in advance of the May combination that will see 11 airplanes removed from the fleet. None of the 96 surplus pilots (FC) will be laid off. All (ATZ)/(TFY) pilots (FC) will take pay cuts of up to -5%, receive extra days off and be eligible for voluntary redundancy.
TUI Travel (TUG) said it is holding "very constructive" negotiations with Boeing (TBC) regarding the delivery schedule for the 23 787s it has on firm order. "We are not seeking damages from (TBC), although the delay in the program has heavily impacted our expansion plans," (TUG) Aviation Director, Christoph Mueller said. "The 787s are part of our strategy to introduce several new long-haul destinations which we cannot serve nonstop with our current fleet."
Manchester-based, First Choice Airways (ATZ), now part of Thomson Airways (TFY) following the 2007 merger of TUI's travel division with First Choice Holidays, was due to receive its 1st 787 last month. That delivery now has been delayed to March 2011. The travel group is not demanding compensation from (TBC) because "it's negative," Mueller argued. "We are in very constructive negotiations with (TBC) to try to improve the situation and move the foreseen delivery schedule forwards. We are optimistic these talks will lead to a solution."
737-8K5 (35145, G-FDZR), delivery.
April 2009: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) took delivery of the 2nd of 2 new (CFM56)-powered 737-8K5s (35147, G-FDZS). The 1st airplane entered commercial service April 1. The 189-seat leased airplanes are the 1st new deliveries from Boeing (TBC) since last year's merger of Thomsonfly (TFY) and First Choice Airways (ATZ) and are part of a wider fleet renewal program that includes 12 787s.
September 2009: TUI Travel (TUG) said that it has engaged "in extensive discussions with Boeing (TBC)" regarding its 787 order book and "both parties" have agreed that 10 of its 23 firm orders will be cancelled while 13 purchase rights will be added. "This optimizes the flexibility around our long-haul capacity," TUI (TUG) said in a statement, adding that it now expects to take delivery of its 1st 787 Dreamliner in "early 2012." Manchester-based First Choice Airways (ATZ), part of Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) following the 2007 merger of (TUG)'s travel division with First Choice Holidays, originally was due to receive its 1st 787 in February 2009 and later postponed 1st delivery to March 2011.
The TUI Travel (TUG) cancellations will bring the number of axed 787 Dreamliner orders this year to 83. (TBC) maintains that the delayed program's 1st flight "is expected" by year end.
October 2009: (TIMCO) (ASC) signed a 5-year contract with Thomson Airways (TFY)/(ATZ) covering maintenance and modification on its 767-300s. The contract includes a 2-year option. In the 1st year of the program, (TIMCO) (ASC) will install (APB) 767 winglets and new in-flight entertainment systems on the 767-300s.
April 2010: Boeing (TBC) announced that TUI Travel PLC (TUG), the world’s leading leisure travel company, is the launch customer for "GoldCare." The agreement to support the airline’s 787 Dreamliner fleet covers 13 airplanes currently on order by TUI (TUG). The 787s will be operated by Thomson Airways (TFY), Tuifly Nordic (TNS), Jetairfly (TUB), and Arkefly (HOL). The GoldCare contract is for a period of 12 years from the delivery date of each airplane.
Boeing (TBC) will provide TUI Travel (TUG) with GoldCare Enterprise, which encompasses the full portfolio of available GoldCare services.
GoldCare is Boeing (TBC)’s life cycle solution that provides maintenance, engineering and material management as a multi-year service managed by (TBC). GoldCare is made possible through (TBC)’s advanced e-enabling technologies.
“We are thrilled to be the launch customer for this service,” said Fraser Ellacott, Director of Engineering, TUI Travel PLC (Thomson Airways (TFY). “We have developed this exciting concept with Boeing (TFC) and are confident that this service will optimize the efficiency of our airlines’ operations, reduce complexity, provide value to our stakeholders and allow us to continue to provide outstanding service for our customers.”
Support using GoldCare Enterprise will allow the airline group to focus on its passengers, knowing that its airplane assets achieve maximum utilization and are maintained to the highest standards by Boeing (TBC) through its GoldCare partners. “As the launch customer for GoldCare, TUI Travel (TUG) demonstrates the desire for and benefits of this program,” said Bob Avery, VP Fleet Management for Commercial Aviation Services, Commercial Airplanes. “GoldCare will boost airplane reliability, reduce cost and improve efficiency throughout the life cycle of the airplane.
“TUI Travel is a strong development partner on this program and we look forward to our continued partnership as TUI Travel’s 787s enter service.” To deliver GoldCare, Boeing (TBC) leads a global team performing comprehensive material management, engineering and maintenance services at a predictable cost based on flight hours. GoldCare provides airlines with 24/7 operations center support using the latest technology to turn airplane operating data into diagnostic information that enhances efficiency and maximizes airplane availability.
The GoldCare team also includes GE Aviation (GEC), Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell (SGC), Moog Inc, Panasonic and Rockwell Collins. These original equipment manufacturers (OEM) will support the material, repair and overhaul (MRO) needs for the systems they provide on the 787.
May 2010: 757-2G5 (29379, G-OOBN), (ILF) leased.
June 2010: 757-2G5 (30394, G-OOBP), TUI (TUG) leased, ex-(HB-HIS).
October 2010: 767-304ER (29138), leased to Arkefly (HOL) as (PH-OYI).
January 2011: The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) scored a victory by winning a vote to represent pilots (FC) at Jet2.com (JT2). (BALPA) now represents pilots (FC) at all major UK-based airlines, including British Airways (BAB), Virgin Atlantic (VAA), easyJet (EZY), FlyBe (BEE), Monarch Airlines (MON), and TUI (TUG)’s Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY).
737-8K5 (37248, G-FDZT), delivery.
October 2011: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) 757-2G5 (29379, G-OOBN) completed the first passenger flight in the UK to be powered by biofuel - - SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE - - "TFY-2011-10 - FIRST UK BIOFUEL FLIGHT."
November 2011: SEE LATEST CABIN SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/forums/thomson-airways-safety-video-superb-27746.aspx#33820
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) was awarded 10 heavy maintenance checks for the 2011/12 winter maintenance period, from Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY). The agreement comprises three 757 checks and seven 767 checks. (ADAT) has performed more than >30 heavy maintenance checks for Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) since 2009.
December 2011: Thomson Airways (ATZ) is one of the world's foremost leisure airlines providing extensive low-fare flights within Europe and tour charter services to more than >80 destinations throughout Europe, and taking in resort areas in the Americas, Africa, the Indian Ocean and Australia.
3,175 employees (including 360 Flight Crew (FC), 1,200 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 200 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: BY - 754. (ICAO) Code: TOM - (Callsign - THOMSON).
Parent company/shareholders: TUI Travel (TUG) (100%).
Main Base: Manchester Airport (MAN) and London Gatwick airport (LGW).
Hubs: Birmingham International Airport (BHX); Bristol Airport (BRS); East Midlands Derby, Leicester, Nottingham Airport (EMA); and Glasgow International Airport (GLA).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Birmingham; Bristol; Derby; Glasgow; Leicester; London; Manchester; & Nottingham.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Fuerteventura; Lanzarote; Las Palmas; Madeira; Paphos; & Tenerife.
January 2012: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) will not serve Enfidha from Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London Luton, London Stansted and Newcastle in 2012 because of low demand for vacations in Tunisia following the revolution there last year.
Amsterdam-based SkyNRG finished 2011 on a high note by partnering with Thai Airways (TII) to conduct what was called “the first passenger biofuels flight in Asia” in late December (Air China (BEJ) flew a biofuel demonstration flight in October without paying passengers). The (TII) flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai included a 777 with both engines running on a 50-50 fuel mix of bio-jet fuel derived from used cooking oil and conventional petroleum-based jet fuel. As we’ve seen before with these “first” flights, (TII) airline officials said the flight marked the beginning of a collaborative effort to develop a bio-jet fuel supply chain in Thailand. For SkyNRG, which sourced the fuel, this flight followed similar flights
by AirFrance (AFA), Alaska (ASA), Finnair (FIN), (KLM) and Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), all since July, when bio-jet fuel became standardized.
In their search for commercially viable bio-jet fuel, airlines are leaving no stone unturned in Australia. Lufthansa has signed an agreement with the Perth-based biofuel company Algae.Tec. The plan is to “jointly evaluate the potential” of Algae.Tec’s algae-based crude oil as a low-carbon jet fuel source. Meanwhile, Air New Zealand (ANZ) and Virgin Australia (VOZ) signed similar agreements with the Sydney-based biofuel company Licella, which has technology to convert a range of waste plant material, such as sawdust, corn stalks and sugar cane waste, into bio-jet fuel.
737-8K5 (37264, G-TAWA), TUI Group (TUG) leased.
February 2012: 737-8K5 (39922, G-TAWC; 37265, G-TAWD), leased.
April 2012: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) plans to first use its new 787-8s on routes from East Midlands (EMA), Glasgow Abbotsinch International (GLA), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester Ringway International (MAN) to Cancún International (CUN) and Orlando Sanford International (SFB) as of May 2013.
The TUI Travel Group (TUG) has purchased Boeing (TBC)’s five-year Maintenance Performance Toolbox for its Boeing fleet, comprising 737-800s, 737 Classics, 757-200s, 767-300ERs and 747-400s.
The Maintenance Performance Toolbox will allow TUI Travel (TUG)’s airline subsidiaries: Arkefly (HOL), Corsair (COR), Jetairfly (TUB), Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), and TUIfly Nordic (TNS) in Europe, and its joint venture Sunwing Airlines (SWG) in Canada, to improve their dispatch reliability through the use of e-enabled technologies that run on the system.
“We anticipate improving our maintenance operation efficiencies through better tracking of line maintenance records and up-to-the-moment technical information,” Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) Technical Director, Jason Mahoney said.
September 2012: TUIfly Nordic (TNS) will use 787-8s of sister carrier Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) in the winter season 2012/2013 according to news reports in Sweden. (TNS) already regularly wet-leased Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) 767-300ER in winter for long-haul charter services to complement its own two 767-300ERs.
October 2012: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has retired its last remaining A320-214 (1320, G-OOAR) from service and ferried the airplane back to its home base at Luton airport. It had taken over several A320 family airplanes during the merger with First Choice Airways in 2008 but now only two A321-200s (852, G-OOPE) and (781, G-OOPH) remain in service with (ATZ)/(TFY).
November 2012: - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - TFY-2012-11 - NEW LIVERY."
April 2013: SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" MAGAZINE UPDATE - - "TFY-2013-04 - UPDATE."
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) will add 10 new routes across six UK airports:
Aberdeen (ABZ) – Corfu (CFU) and Dalaman (DLM);
Birmingham (BHX) – Almeria (LEI) and Catania (CTA);
Bristol (BRS) – Kos (KGS), Kevala (KVA) and Marrakech (RAK);
Glasgow (GLA) – Kos (KGS);
Leeds Bradford (LBA) – Antalya (AYT);
London Southend (SEN) – Ibiza (IBZ).
Looking at (ATZ)/(TFY)’s respective schedules at each of the six airports for June this year, and assuming no route losses, the two new destinations at Aberdeen will double the routes available to four next summer. Birmingham will increase to 42 destinations, Bristol up to 27, Glasgow rises to 25, Leeds Bradford hits 10, while at London Southend, the Ibiza route will be (ATZ)/(TFY)’s second at the Essex airport, after it launches services to Palma on 4 May this summer.
Despite the onslaught of low cost carrier (LCC)’s pedalling their panacea for airport passenger growth, many airports, including most in the UK, still rely on charter airlines to deliver a significant proportion of their annual traffic. In fact, according to UK (CAA) statistics, in 2012, 9% of the UK airport passenger traffic or the equivalent of 20 million passengers (total passenger throughput was 203 million last year) flew on a charter service. While this volume is a far cry from the 32 million using this type of airline in 2007 (13% of total traffic), it is positively light years away from the one-in-four of total UK passengers that enjoyed a package holiday in the sun in 1992.
In the last five years, only one of the six airports has managed to increase charter’s share of total traffic – namely Aberdeen. Worst affected have been Bristol and Birmingham, with these airports witnessing this traffic’s importance decline by -9% and -8% points, respectively. Leeds Bradford and Glasgow have also fallen but fared better, whereas the swing at London Southend is due entirely to the initial low volumes of traffic, and subsequent arrival of easyJet (EZY) at the airport last year which has completely changed the make-up of the airport’s traffic profile.
May 2013: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) inaugurated weekly services on the seasonal route from London Gatwick (LGW) to Jerez (XRY), the Sherry capital of Spain, on May 3rd. (ATZ)/(TFY), which offers a total of 13 Spanish routes this May from London’s second busiest airport, operates the newly launched service using 737-800s.
(ATZ)/(TFY) has confirmed it will soon take delivery of its first 787, which will enter commercial service July 8.
June 2013: Thomson (ATZ)/(TFY) began 2X-weekly, London Southend - Palma and – Ibiza service.
TIMCO Aerosystems (ASC) has installed its FeatherWeight economy (Y) and premium economy (PY) seats on the first 787 airplane that was delivered to Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), part of the TUI Travel group (TUG). The delivery is the first of eight 787s (ATZ)/(TFY) has on order, and the first to be delivered to a UK airline.
TUI Travel (TUG) has signed a commitment for 40 Boeing 737 MAX-8s and 20 Boeing 737 MAX-9s, plus options on a further 90 737 airplanes.
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has taken delivery of its first of eight 787-8s (34422, G-TUIA "Living the Dream," the first to be delivered to a UK airline. The 787 will be placed into service July 8 on Manchester - Florida and Glasgow - Cancun routes. (ATZ)/(TFY) will also operate services from London Gatwick and East Midlands airports. Later this year, (ATZ)/(TFY) will introduce direct flights to Phuket, Thailand from the UK.
The 787 will carry 291 passengers and is configured with 47PC seats in the airline’s premium club cabin and 244Y seats in the economy club cabin.
(ATZ)/(TFY) is part of the TUI Travel group (TUG) of airlines and is the UK’s third largest airline operating 58 airplanes.
(KFW) IPEX-Bank has closed a (JOL)-financing on one new 787-8 airplane for Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) with operating lessor (BBAM). Delivery occurred May 30, when the 12-year loan was signed.
July 2013: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has begun 787 long-haul commercial operations, with two initial departures from Manchester and Glasgow. (ATZ)/(TFY) made its 787 long-haul debut with an initial service between Manchester and Florida, followed by service between Glasgow and Cancun. The flights marked the first 787 long-haul operations by a UK carrier after (ATZ)/(TFY) received its first 787 in May. “The extended flying range of the 787 Dreamliner also unlocks a host of new and exciting holiday options for our customers, increasing the range of long-haul destinations available with (ATZ)/(TFY) to include Thailand, Mauritius and Puerto Vallarta,” Managing Director, Chris Browne said.
(ATZ)/(TFY) plans to operate its 787s from East Midlands, Glasgow, London Gatwick and Manchester airports, serving Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico. It is also adding Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from summer 2014.
(NWG) and Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) have removed the emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) from their 787s pending the outcome of an investigation into the Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) 787 fire at London Heathrow Airport.
During the previous week starting July 15th, the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recommended that the Honeywell (SGC) (ELT) on all in-service 787s should be temporarily made “inert” following the July 12 incident. Since then, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) outlined plans to have the devices removed, while the (FAA) stated it will perform mandatory inspections.
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), which operates three 787s, has already acted on the (AAIB) recommendation. “We have ensured that all fixed (ELT)s have been removed from our 787s as instructed by the (AAIB) and we await the outcome of their full investigation.”
(ATZ)/(TFY) has eight 787s on order and is the UK launch customer for the type. “We would never operate an airplane unless we were 100% confident in its safety,” the spokesman added.
Likewise (NWG), which is operating a single 787, said it remained confident about the 787’s safety credentials. “We have currently not received any specific instructions [from (EASA)], but we have contacted the (CAA) and asked for permission to disable the (ELT). This was conducted over the weekend. Two back up (ELT)s are currently installed,” said a (NWG) spokeswoman.
There are currently four registered European 787 operators (British Airways (BAB), (LOT) Polish Airlines, (NWG) and (ATZ)/(TFY).
(ATZ)/(TFY), which is part of TUI Travel (TUG), will take eight 787s by May 2015. The 787s are configured for 291 passengers, including 47P premium and 244Y economy seats.
September 2013: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has renewed a heavy-maintenance contract with Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) (MON).
The UK-based maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) provider will perform medium and heavy "C"-checks on (ATZ)/(TFY)’s 757s and 767s. Presently there are 16 757s and eight 767s alongside 34 737s and four 787s in (ATZ)/(TFY)'s fleets.
November 2013: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) inaugurated weekly services (Tuesdays) from Edinburgh (EDI) to Alicante (ALC) on November 5th. The route becomes (ATZ)/(TFY)’s third direct connection from Scotland’s busiest airport to Spain and its 10th link to Alicante from the UK. Utilizing 737-800s, the 1,980 km sector is flown in competition with easyJet (EZY), Jet2.com (JT2) and Ryanair (RYR), who each operate the route twice-weekly. The seasonal route is set to cease operations on April 29th 2014.
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has announced new destinations for its 2014 winter season line-up on its 787 Dreamliner program. Travellers will have the chance to fly to Barbados and Jamaica, which includes 15 more flights to Montego Bay. Flights will also available in the summer of next year to the paradise island of Mauritius from London Gatwick on the 787 Dreamliner.
And flights to Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta from Gatwick and Manchester on the Pacific Coast, and to the Caribbean Sea island sanctuary of Holbox, have also been added to next summer's 787 Dreamliner program.
This summer, more than >240,000 customers travelled on more than >860 Thomson (ATZ)/(TFY) 787 Dreamliner flights.
TUI Travel (TUG) has completed an order for two additional Boeing 787-8 airplanes. The new 787 Dreamliners, scheduled for delivery in 2016, will bring the group’s fleet of the type to 15.
TUI Travel operates six airlines, four of which operate, or will operate, 787 services: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), Arkefly (HOL), TUI Fly Nordic (TNS) and Jetairfly (TUB).
At current list prices, the two 787s are worth $422 million, although the group says it received a discount as a result of various concessions, allowances and support from Boeing (TBC).
Peter Long, TUI Travel (TUG)’s (CEO), said: “We have developed our strategy by putting the customer at the center of everything we do.
“The 787 Dreamliner is another example where we have led the way by enhancing the customer experience and improving environmental efficiencies, both of which differentiate us from other tour operators.” The 787s will most likely be used on long-haul leisure routes.
December 2013: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) began weekly, London (LGW) - Phuket, Boeing 787 service.
787-8 (36424, G-TUID "Angel of the Sky"), delivery.
May 2014: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) began weekly, London (LGW) and Manchester - Puerto Vallarta 787 service.
June 2014: TUI Travel (TUG) has reorganized its five tour operator airlines, which will now operate as one division. This will be led by Christine Browne, previously Managing Director Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), who has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) (TUG) Aviation Division. Captain John Murphy becomes Managing Director, Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY).
787-8 (37227, G-TUIE), (GEF) leased to TUI Travel (TUG) and sub-leased to Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY).
August 2014: Rolls-Royce (RRC) has signed a service support agreement with Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) for (RB211-535)s. The agreement has been designed specifically for (ATZ)/(TFY) and will support (ATZ)/(TFY)’s Boeing 757s for the duration of their time in the fleet.
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) is the first European carrier to fit a 737-800 with split scimitar winglets - - SEE PHOTO - - "TFY-737-8K5-SPLIT SCIMITAR WINGLETS-2014-08").
(ATZ)/(TFY) currently has a fleet of 33 737-800 airplanes, all configured with 189Y economy seats.
November 2014: News Item A-1: The UK Supreme Court has rejected applications by both Jet2.com (JT2) and Thomson Airway (ATZ)/(TFY) to appeal rulings by the Court of Appeal in June relating to airlines’ liability to pay compensation after travel delays.
In Jet2 (JT2) v Huzar, the Court of Appeal found in favor of the passenger on the question of the meaning of “extraordinary circumstances” in the context of airlines’ liability for delay compensation claims.
Passenger Ronald Huzar sought compensation in line with European Union (EU) passenger rights regulations, when his flight from Malaga to Manchester was delayed. Neither party disputed that prima facie Huzar was entitled to compensation, but Jet2.com (JT2) argued the delay was caused by “extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.” (JT2) said the delay was caused by a wiring defect in the fuel valve circuit, which could not have been prevented by prior maintenance or prior visual inspection. It was unexpected, unforeseen and unforeseeable and as such, amounted to an “extraordinary circumstance.”
Previously, European national enforcement bodies (such as the UK Civil Aviation Authority) had agreed that such unexpected technical defects were outside the control of airlines and would therefore be considered “extraordinary” for the purposes of customer compensation.
(JT2) parent, the Dart Group insisted safety had always been (JT2)’s first priority, and pointed out that airplanes are equipped with duplicate and triplicate systems to minimize the potential for failure. “However, certain technical issues can prevent or delay departures. For these, the company has back up and contingency plans to minimize inconvenience to customers,” it said.
Dart said it would be making a provision of £17 million/$28.2 million in its current financial year “in order to cover potential historical claims arising from the Supreme Court’s decision. Going forward, the board estimates that the legislation may cost the Group a further £3 million - £5 million per annum. The board is currently further reviewing its options to mitigate the future financial impact on its air travel operations.”
In Dawson v Thomson Airway (ATS)/(TFY), James Dawson claimed £1,488.73 in compensation, when his flight from London’s Gatwick Airport arrived more than >6 hours late in the Dominican Republic due to crew shortages caused by sickness. Dawson sought to recover from (ATZ)/(TFY) the €600/$792 per person specified by (EU) regulation as payable as compensation for a flight of that length.
(ATZ)/(TFY) accepted that it would have been liable to make the payment if Dawson had brought proceedings in time, but argued the claim was out of time and had been discharged by virtue of a two-year limitation period contained in the Montreal Convention, which governs the liability of carriers by air.
The Supreme Court said it had refused the applications of both airlines, in the Jet2.com (JT2) case, because the application did not “raise a point of law of general public importance,” and in the Thomson Airlines (ATZ)/(TFY) case because it did not raise “an arguable point of law.”
News Item A-2: Thomson Airways (IATA) Code: BY, based at London Luton) (ATZ)/(TFY) will use its growing fleet of 787-8s to operate all longhaul services with effect from summer next year the airline's parent, Thomson Holidays, has announced. Presently, the leisure carrier supplements its six Dreamliners with a fleet of five 767-300s used on flights from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Scandinavia to the Caribbean, Mexico, Thailand, and the USA.
Another two 787-8s are due in spring next year.
News Item A-3: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) currently operates 53 airplanes, and serves 31 countries, 86 destinations, on 322 routes and 73 daily flights.
January 2015: 787-8 (36426, G-TUIG), (TUI) Travel (TUG) leased.
March 2015: Boeing (TBC) has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation's efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing (TBC) is collaborating with UK-based leisure carrier, the TUI Group (TUG) and (NASA) (NAS) on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests.
On the left wing, Boeing (TBC) said it will evaluate technologies to reduce environmental effects on natural laminar flow as a way to improve aerodynamic efficiency. As an example, the ecoDemonstrator 757 will test a Krueger shield that can protect the leading edge from insects.
Boeing (TBC) is under contract with (NASA) (NAS)’ Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project to test two technologies on the ecoDemonstrator 757. On the right wing, (NASA) (NAS) will test bug-phobic coatings to reduce the residue left by bug strikes on the leading edges of airplane wings; the goal is to enable more drag-reducing laminar flow over the remainder of the wing.
On the vertical tail, (NASA) (NAS) and Boeing (TBC) are testing active flow control to improve airflow over the rudder and maximize its aerodynamic efficiency. Based on wind-tunnel testing, active flow control could improve the rudder's efficiency by up to +20% and may allow for a smaller vertical tail design in the future.
The (TUI) Group (TUG) is collaborating with Boeing (TBC) as a way to reduce carbon emissions. (TUG), which includes six airlines, is preparing for a low-carbon future by reducing its environmental impact and encouraging its suppliers and customers to do the same.
Later this year, Boeing (TBC) said it will announce additional tests with the ecoDemonstrator 757, which was leased for testing purposes. After the flights are complete, (TBC) will work with the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association and the lessor, Stifel’s airplane finance division, to recycle the 757 using environmental best practices.
May 2015: News Item A-1: The (TUI) Group (TUG) has placed a firm order for a single Boeing 787-9, plus one option, and has switched two of its smaller 787-8s already on order for the larger variant.
Boeing (TBC) said the order was valued at $257 million at current list prices. Following the changes, the (TUI) Group (TUG) will operate a fleet of 13 787-8s from this summer and will add the three 787-9s within the next three years.
“Adding the 787-9 to our order book enables the (TUI) Group’s airlines to continue to develop its long-haul network, giving access to new and exciting leisure destinations,” (TUI) Group Managing Director Aviation, Henrik Homann said.
The 787-9 can hold an additional 40 passengers, compared with the 787-8, and has an additional 830 km/450 nm range.
The (TUI) Group (tug) is parent to six airlines: TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX), Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), TUIfly Nordic (TNS), Jetairfly (TUB), Corsair (COR), and Arke (HOL), which operate 144 mid- and long-haul airplanes across a network of more than >180 destinations.
The (TUI) Group (TUG) also has 60 737 MAXs on order.
News Item A-2: The (TUI) Group (TUG) plans to re-brand its five airlines under a single “TUI” brand as part of its road map for growth initiative to be achieved by 2018.
Beginning in the fall 2015, the (TUI) Group (TUG) said it will use the single branding for its airlines. (TUG) currently operates around 140 medium- and long-haul airplanes in various markets under different brand names— TUIfly (Germany) (HAP)/(HLX), Thomson Airways (UK) (ATZ)/(TFY), Arke (Netherlands) (HOL), Jetairfly (Brussels) (TUB), and TUIfly Nordic (Sweden) (TNS).
Each carrier will maintain its separate air operator’s certificate (AOC) and will remain responsible for its own crew and flight planning, but will operate under “one central organization.” Also, maintenance should be concentrated under one organization.
According to a company statement, crew and fleet would be more efficient when switched between different bases and nations, depending on demand. This should increase effectiveness of the airlines. (TUG) hopes to deliver operational efficiency improvements worth €50 million/$57 million per annum by 2018.
“A strong one-brand policy will make it considerably easier to use the airplanes of the European fleet and the crews across the individual countries, as demand requires it,” (TUG) said. “The resulting increase in the effectiveness of (TUG) airlines is to enable (TUG) to deliver operational efficiency improvements worth 50 million euros per annum by 2018.”
The (TUI) Group (TUG) said the strategy will generate more synergies by joining business units and would raise shareholder value.
Just recently, the (TUI) Group (TUG) placed a firm order for a single Boeing 787-9, plus one option, and has switched two of its smaller 787-8s already on order for the larger variant.
News Item A-3: Lufthansa Systems will provide Information Technology (IT) solutions for five holiday airlines of the (TUI) Group (TUG), which include the complete range of Lido/Navigation solutions (paper-based and electronic charts as well as continually updated navigation and airport data). From the summer of 2015, the (TUI) airlines will also use the NetLine/Sched schedule management solution to optimize their fleet and slot planning. The holiday airlines of the (TUI) Group (TUG) operate a fleet of around 140 airplanes.
News Item A-4: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) began new weekly service on Monday 25 May from Birmingham (BHX) to Porto Santo (PXO), a Portuguese island 43 km north-east of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean. The new 2,541 km sector will be flown using 189Y-seat 737-800s and faces no direct competition.
August 2015: News Item A-1: See attached chart on top 15 destinations - "TFY-2015-08 - Top 15 Destinations.jpg."
In terms of leading destinations (as measured by weekly departures) Palma de Mallorca is the clear winner with almost twice as many flights as the next airport, Dalaman in Turkey. Spanish destinations (shown in bright green) fill five of the top 10 places in this chart, while Greek destinations account for five of the top 15. Still listed in the top 15 is Enfidha in Tunisia. However, (ATZ)/(TFY) is currently not operating any flights to the country and recently announced in a press release that it has extended the cancellation of all outbound flights to Tunisia up to and including March 22, 2016.
In terms of country markets Spain (311 weekly departures) leads Greece (165), Turkey (79), Cyprus (46), and Egypt (36). Compared with last summer, the biggest growth has come on routes to Croatia, which has seen a near doubling of flights and the launch of several new routes to Dubrovnik, Pula, and Split.
News Item A-2: Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY)’s summer 2016 program will see the launch of 24 new routes. These include (ATZ)/(TFY)’s first long-haul flights from London Stansted (to Cancún and Orlando Sanford), five new routes from Birmingham (to Agadir, Alghero, Izmir, Punta Cana and Split), three new routes from Bristol (to Catania, Hurghada and Sal), and two new routes from Doncaster Sheffield (to Heraklion and Larnaca).
News Item A-3: Analysis of Official Airline Guide (OAG) schedule data for the first week in August shows that (ATZ)/(TFY)’s two biggest UK airports in terms of weekly departures are London Gatwick and Manchester. Both of these airports have more than twice as many weekly departures as the next busiest airport for the airline. See attached - "TFY-2015-08 - Top 15 Bases.jpg."
June 2016: UK leisure operator, Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, taking its total 787 fleet to 10 airplanes.
The 787-9 touched down at Manchester Airport in northern England on June 28, after flying in from Boeing’s Charleston factory in South Carolina. Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) is scheduled to rebrand as TUI in autumn 2017; therefore the 787-9 is painted in the new "TUI" livery.
(ATZ)/(TFY) will initially operate the 787-9 on short-haul routes and its first passenger flight will be between Manchester and the Spanish city of Malaga on July 1. The 787-9 will make its long-haul debut between Manchester and Montego Bay, Jamaica, on July 15.
“This aircraft is key to expanding our long-haul program,” (ATZ)/(TFY) Managing director, John Murphy said. This winter, Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) will launch holidays to Sri Lanka, followed by St Lucia, which will join its network next summer.
The 787-9 includes +45 more seats than the 787-8, taking its total capacity to 345 passengers. (ATZ)/(TFY) will be taking delivery of up to four 787-9 Dreamliners before June 2019, so there will be nine 787-8s and five 787-9s in the fleet.
Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), which was the UK 787 launch customer, operates a fleet of 63 Boeing 737, 757, 767 and 787s to over >88 destinations in 30 countries.
October 2016: News Item A-1: "Etihad, TUI Group Plan New Leisure Airline" by (ATW) Kurt Hofmann firstname.lastname@example.org, October 5, 2016.
Etihad Aviation Group and German holiday giant (TUI) (HAP)/(HLX) are in discussions to create a European leisure airline group, which is expected to operate 58 airplanes on point-to-point services to key tourist markets.
The partners detailed plans to combine the leisure operations of the airberlin (BER) group and German carrier TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) into a new airline group, serving destinations from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
The new holding company could be based in Austria, with Etihad (EHD) and (TUI) Group each taking a 24.9% stake. The remaining 50.2% is expected to be held by an Austrian foundation, to ensure Austrian majority ownership and maintain international traffic rights.
The still-to-be-named airline is planning a fleet of 14 Boeing 737s (currently operated by TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) for airberlin (BER) under a wet-lease agreement), 27 TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) 737NGs, as well as 17 Airbus A320 family aircraft from Austrian airberlin (BER) subsidiary FlyNiki (NKI).
(TUI) (HAP)/(HLX), Etihad (EHD) and airberlin (BER) said they intend to finalize an in-principle agreement in due course, subject to regulatory approvals, but it is understood the partnership could be completed within the next two weeks. An announcement is expected October 26. It is also understood TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) pilots (FC) will be offered jobs with Etihad Airways (EHD).
“TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) hasn’t grown in recent years. Also, TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) has no long-haul airplanes in its fleet, but the focus of the (TUI) (TUG) tourism business is [long-haul] destinations in Asia, for example.” As (EHD) is a long-haul carrier, the cooperation could see (EHD) flying (TUG) holidaymakers to long-haul destinations.
In a letter to employees, TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) supervisory board Chairman Henrik Homann said (TUI) Deutschland (HAP)/(HLX)’s profits and results have been impacted for many years by substantial overcapacity in the airline industry and TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX)’s above-market cost structure.
“We own too much flight capacity and we’re producing it at a cost which is significantly higher than market prices. As a result, flight services in Germany for our tourism products are often available from our competitors at considerably lower prices than those offered by TUIfly to (TUI) Deutschland, with adverse impacts on our profitability and results in that source market,” Homann said.
Oneworld (ONW) Alliance member airberlin (BER) is Germany’s 2nd-largest airline and is 29.2% owned by Etihad Airways (EHD). (TUI) (TUG)/HAP)/(HLX) used to hold a stake in airberlin (BER), but this was disposed of in 2015.
In 2015, airberlin (BER) carried >30.2 million passengers, but reported a -€446.6 million/-$485.5 million loss, deepened from a -€376.7 million loss the year before. In the 1st half of 2016, airberlin (BER) posted a -€271.5 million loss. On September 28, airberlin (BER) detailed a drastic restructuring plan, which includes the outsourcing of 40 Airbus A320s to German rival Lufthansa (DLH) Group and -1,200 job losses.
TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) is part of (TUI) Group (TUG), which has a portfolio of six European airlines and around 140 airplanes, a distribution network of >1,800 travel agencies and online portals, around 300 hotels and 14 cruise liners.
It is understood the other TUI Group (TUG) airlines are not part of the deal. These comprise UK-based Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) (63 airplanes), Sweden’s TUIfly Nordic (TNS) (8 airplanes), (TUI) Airlines Belgium (21 airplanes), (TUI) Airlines Netherlands (HOL) (10 airplanes) and France’s Corsair International (COR) (7 airplanes).
News Item A-2: "TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) to Shut Down Flight Operations October 7 after ‘Massive’ Flight Crew (FC) Shortage" by Kurt Hofmann email@example.com, October 6 2016.
German leisure carrier TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) has decided to completely shut down flight operations Friday, October 7 after many airplane flight crew (FC) called in sick on short notice October 6, a spokesman confirmed. The action follows concerns about a partial merger between the 2 companies.
On October 7, TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) had to cancel 47 out of 110 planned flights and airberlin (BER) canceled 90 flights.
On October 7, (HAP)/(HLX) has canceled 108 flights, comprising 54 flights leaving from Germany and 54 from tourism destinations throughout Europe.
(HAP)/(HLX) again will charter airplanes from other carriers to bring tourists back. The company said it is working to reduce the impact on passengers after many flight crew (FC) members again called in sick on short notice.
(HAP)/(HLX) also said it expects further flight cancellations. (HAP)/(HLX) said because of the wide scope of flight crew (FC) short-notice absences, it is impossible to inform passengers earlier and offer alternative travel arrangements.
March 2017: 737-8K2 (41662, G-TAWV), ex-(D-ATUP), delivery.
May 2017: 737-8K5 (35132, G-FDZD) and 787-9 (44579, G-TUIK - see photo), ex-(N1020K) (TUI) Travel leased.
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0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (2704-26313, G-THOE; 2707-26314, G-THOF), EX-(BZZ), (ILF) LEASED 2004-12. 26313; RETURNED. 26314; RETURNED & LEASED TO (PHX) 2009-06. 148Y.
1 737-3U3 (CFM56-3C1) (3003-28740, /98 G-THOP, 2007-07), (GEF) LEASED. 149Y.
0 737-31S (CFM56-3C1) (2942-29057, /97 G-THOG; 2946-29058, /97 G-THOH), EX-(DBA), DEUTSCH STRUCTURED FINANCE LEASED 2005-04. 29057; TO AIR CONTRACTORS (HCA) WET-LEASED TO (EUE) 2010-03. 29058; TO CENTRAL CHARTER AIRLINES, A NEW CZECH START-UP 2010-03 AS (OK-CCA). 148Y.
1 737-33V (CFM56-3C1) (3094-29335, /98 G-THOO, 2007-01), (GEF) LEASED. WITH WINGLETS. 149Y.
1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (3107-28594, /99 G-THOL; 3112-28596, /99 G-THON), (BBB) LEASED. 28594; RETURNED. 149Y.
0 737-36Q (CFM56-3B2) (2883-28660, G-THOK; 3023-29327, /98 G-THOI), EX-(EZY), (BOU) LEASED 2005-05. 28660; 29327; TO (WEB). 149Y.
0 737-5L9 (CFM56-3B1) (1919-24859, /90 G-THOA; 1961-24928, /90 G-THOB), (TCI) LEASED 2004-03. (BRI) WET-LEASED. IN THOMSONFLY COLORS. RETURNED. 131Y.
0 737-59D (CFM56-3C1) (1834-24694, /90 G-THOC "SPIRIT OF DONCASTER;" 1872-24695, /90 G-THOD "THE THREE SPIRES"), (BBB) LEASED 2004-04, (BRI) WET-LEASED. RETURNED. 131Y.
48 ORDERS 737-700/-800 (CFM56-7B):
1 737-8K2 (41662, G-TAWV), EX-(D-ATUP) 2017-03.
1 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B27) (2152-35134, /06 G-FDZA, 2007-01 - SEE PHOTO), (GEF) LEASED, WET-LEASED TO (SWG) 2011-11, WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B27) (2242-35131, /07 G-FDZB), (HAP) WET-LEASED 2007-04. LEASED TO (SWG). WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
9 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B27) (2276-35132, /07 G-FDZD; 35134, G-FDZA - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - TFY-2012-11 - NEW LIVERY;" 2482-35137, /07 G-FDZE; 2499-35138, /08 G-FDZF - - SEE PHOTO - - "TFY-737-8K5-SPLIT SCIMITAR WINGLETS-2014-08;" 2538-35139, /08 G-FDZG; 2849-35145, /09 G-FDZR; 2866-35147, /09 G-FDZS - - SEE PHOTO - - "TFY-737-8K5-2009-04;" 3532-37248, /11 G-FDZT; 3562-37253, /11 G-FDZU; 3686-37254, /11 G-FDZW; 3907-37264, G-TAWA, 2012-01; 3925-39922, G-TAWC, 2012-02; 3939-37625, G-TAWD, 2012-02). 35137; 35139; RETURNED. 35132 LEASED TO (SWG) 2011-11. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B) (800-30637, G-XLAE), LEASED TO (SWG) AS (C-FTAE) 2005-12. RETURNED. 189Y.
4 737-804 (CFM56-7B27) (452-28227, /99 G-CDZH; 478-28229, /00 G-CDZI; 502-30465, /00 G-CDZL; 505-30466, /00 G-CDZM), (GEF), (CSL) & (BBB) LEASED. 189Y.
1 737-804 (CFM56-7B27) (1127-32903, /02 G-CDZN), (BRI) LEASED 2005-04. 189Y.
2 757-2B7 (RB211-535E4) (551-27146, /93 G-OOBI - SEE PHOTO; 552-27147, /93 G-OOBJ), (BBB) LEASED 2004-02. 233Y.
2 757-2G5 (RB211-535E4-B) (919-29379, /00 G-OOBN; 922-30394, /00 G-OOBP), (ILF) LEASED. 209Y.
1 757-2YO (RB211-535E4) (388-25240, /91 G-OOOU; 526-26158, /93 G-OOOX), EX-(GUE), 26158 WET-LEASED TO (DIR) 2000-12, 25240; RETURNED. 233Y.
1 757-2YOER (RB211-535E4) (400-25268, /91 G-CPEP), EX-(BAB), (BBB) LEASED 2002-04. 233Y.
1 757-2YO (RB211-535E4) (526-26158, /93 G-OOOX), (DEA) LEASED 2010-04. 233Y.
6 757-204 (RB211-535E4) (520-26966, /92 G-BYAH; 522-26967, /93 G-BYAI; 598-27235, /94 G-BYAO "ERIC MORECAMBE;" 600-27236, /94 G-BYAP "JOHN LENNON;" 606-27208, /94 G-BYAT "BECKY DAVEY - EMPLOYEE OF 2004;" 618-27220, /94 G-BYAU; 663-27234, /95 G-BYAW), (ILF) & (DEA) LEASED. 235Y.
2 757-204 (RB211-535E4) (850-28834, /99 G-BYAX; 861-28836, /99 G-BYAYI), (ILF) LEASED. WITH WINGLETS. 235Y.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (114-22612, /86 G-OOOM), EX-(BRI), (TCI) LEASED 2000-01, RETURNED 2003-10. 233Y.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (74-22211, /85 44 17 G-OOOV; 75-22611, /85 45 18 G-OOOW), EX-(EAL), (GAX) LEASED, 5 (ETOPS), WFU FILTON 2001-11. 2 RETURNED 2002-05, LEASED TO (AID) 2002-09. 233Y.
0 757-23A (RB211-535E4) (209-24289, /89 G-OOOI; 212-24290, /89 G-OOOJ; 219-24292, /89 G-OOOG), (AWW) LEASED, 1 LEASED TO (ROY), 219-24292 WET-LEASED TO (SPP) 1999-02, 24289 RETURNED 2003-07. 24292 LEASED TO (SKB) 2004-02. RETURNED. 233Y.
1 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (221-24397, /89 G-OOOZ), EX-(INT), JAPAN LEASING LEASED, G-OOOS SOLD TO AIRCRAFT LEASING 2004-04. (SKB) LEASED 2004-12. 233Y.
1 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (466-25593, /92 C-GOOZ), (BBB) LEASED 2009-04. LEASED SOLD TO (SKB) 2004-12. RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2005-06. RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2006-05. RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2009-04. 233Y.
5 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (864-29941, G-CPEU, 2002-12; 871-29943, G-CPEV, 2002-12; 362-25054, G-OOOK), (TCI) LEASED, 25054 LEASED TO (SKB) 2004-12. 25054 RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2005-04. 29941; 29943; 25054; RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2007-04. 29941; 29943; (AGAIN) LEASED TO (SKB) 2007-12. 29941 RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2009-04. 29941; 29943; TO (SKB) 2009-12. 233Y.
3 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (867-29942, /99 G-OOBG; 872-29944, /99 G-OOBH), (PEB) LEASED. 29942; 29944 LEASED (SKB) 2004-12 & RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2005-05. 29942; RETURNED FROM (SKB) (SKB) 2007-04. 29944; (AGAIN) LEASED TO (SKB) 2007-12. RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2009-03. 29942; 29944; TO (SKB) 2009-12. WITH WINGLETS. 233Y.
2 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (127-23767, /87; 130-23822, /87 G-OOOB; 162-24017, /88 C-FTDV; 180-24235, /88 G-OOOD; 802-28203, /98 G-OOOY), (ILF) & (BBB) LEASED, 1 LEASED TO (ROY) FOR WINTER. 23767 RETURNED 2002-11. 23822; 24235 RETURNED 2004-05, LEASED TO (MEX). 28203; RETURNED, LEASED TO (JMA) 2006-05. 24017; LEASED TO (SKB) 2007-12. 233Y.
1 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (549-25626, /93 G-BYAL), (ILF) LEASED 1993-05. 235Y.
3 757-28AER (RB211-535E4) (950-32446, 02/01 G-OOBA - - SEE PHOTO - - "ATZ-757-WINGLETS-2009-04;" 951-32447, 2001-02 G-OOBB), (GEF) LEASED. WFU FILTON 2001-11. 32447 WET-LEASED TO (RYN) FOR APPLE VACATIONS 2002-12 TO 2003-04, 2003-12 TO 2004-04. 32446 WET-LEASED TO (SKB) 2003-11. 32447 (SKB) WET-LEASED UNTIL 2003-11. 32447; (SKB) LEASED 2008-04. 32446; RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2009-03. WITH WINGLETS. 233Y.
3 757-28AER (RB211-535E4) (1026-33098, /03 G-OOBC; 1028-33099, /03 G-OOBD; 1029-33100, /03 G-OOBE), WET-LEASED UNTIL 2003-11. WITH WINGLETS. 233Y.
1 757-28AER (RB211-535E4) (1041-33101, /04 G-OOBF), (GAX) LEASED 2004-04. WITH WINGLETS. 233Y.
0 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (649-28042, /97 G-OBYD "BILL TRAVERS"), WET-LEASED (GIA). 2007-04. WITH WINGLETS. TO (NWD) 2013-05. 328Y.
1 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (691-28979, /98 G-OBYE), WET-LEASED (GIA). 1999-10. WET-LEASED TO (HOL) 2011-11. WITH WINGLETS. 328Y.
1 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (705-28208, /98 G-OBYF), (ILF) LEASED 2001-04. WITH WINGLETS. 328Y.
1 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (733-29137, /98 G-OBYG - - SEE PHOTO - - "TFY-767-304ER - 2013-07"), (GCP) LEASED 2000-04. WITH WINGLETS. 328Y.
2 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (737-29138, /99 G-OBYH; 784-29384, /00 G-OBYJ), (ILF) LEASED 2001-04. WITH WINGLETS. 31PY, 284Y.
3 767-324ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (568-27392, /95 G-OOBK, 2004-10; 571-27393, /95 G-OOBL, 2005-04; 593-27568) /95 G-OOBM), (GEF) LEASED. 274Y.
1 767-35EER (CF6-80C2B6F FADEC) (434-26063, /92 G-DBLA - SEE PHOTO; 438-26064, /92 G-PJLO), (GEF) LEASED 2006-08. (ETOPS) EQUIPPED. EX-(EVA). 26063; RETURNED. 32C, 184Y.
0 767-38AER (CF6-80C2B7F) (741-29617, /99 G-OOAL "SUNRISE;" 792-29618, /00 G-OOAM), (GEF) 5 YEAR LEASED, 29618 RETURNED, LEASED TO (ARO) 2003-08. 29619 LEASED TO (ARO) 2005-05. 274Y.
0 767-39HER (CF6-80C2B6F) (488-26257), (GEF) LEASED, 26257 WET-LEASED TO (BRI) 2001-04, SOLD TO (ILF) 2001-11, LEASED TO (AEY). 274Y.
1 767-39HER (CF6-80C2B6F) (484-26256, /93 G-OOAN "CARIBBEAN STAR"), (GUG) LEASED 2009-06. 62C, 196Y.
9 +4/13 ORDERS 787-8 DREAMLINER (GEnx-1B64) (92-34422, G-TUIA "LIVING THE DREAM" 2013-05; 34423, G-TUIB "ALFIE" 2013-05; 34424, G-TUIC "DREAM MAKER" 2013-05; 36424, G-TUID "ANGEL OF THE SKY" 2013-12; 36426, G-TUIG, 2014-01; 37227, G-TUIE - SEE PHOTO, 2014-07), 47PC, 244Y:
1 +4 ORDERS 787-9 (44579, G-TUIK, 2016-06 SEE PHOTO) (TUI) TRAVEL LEASED 2017-05, 345 PAX.
0 A320-212 (CFM56-5B4/P) (671), (SKB) WET-LEASED UNTIL 2004-11.
0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1306, /00 G-OOAP; 1320, /00 G-OOAR; 1571, /01 G-OOAS; 1605, /01 G-GTDH), (ILF) LEASED. 1306; RETURNED. 1605 WET-LEASED TO (SKB) 2002-12, 1571 RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2003-11. 1605 (SKB) WET-LEASED TO UNTIL 2004-11. 1571 LEASED TO (SKB) 2004-12. 1606; TO (SKB) 2005-11. 1571; 1605; RETURNED FROM (SKB) 2006-11. 1571; RETURNED TO (SKB) 2007-11. 1571 (SKB) LEASED 2008-04. 1571; TO (SKB) 2009-12. ALL RETIRED. 180Y.
0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1637, /01 G-OOPU; 1777, /02 G-00AW; 2180, /04 G-OOPX), (SIL) & (ILF) LEASED. ALL RETURNED. 180Y.
0 A320-231 (CFM56-5B4/P) (1372), (LOU) LEASED 2001-05. 1327; 1336; RETURNED 2001-12 LEASED TO (OXA). 180Y.
0 A321-211 (V2500) (835), (BMA) WET-LEASED. RETURNED.
2 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (677, /97 G-OOAF; 781, /98 G-OOPH; 852, /98 G-OOPE; 1006, /98 G-OOAI IN TRIGEMA COLORS; 1017, /99 G-OOAJ; 1720, /02 G-OOAV). 677; RETURNED. 1006 RETURNED (GEF) 2004-04. 1017 RETURNED 2004-05. 1 ORDER A321, (ILF) LEASED. 1720; RETURNED, TO (URL) 2009-05. 180Y.
0 A321-231 (V2500) (1045, G-MIDJ; 1207, G-MIDM), (BMA) WET-LEASED 2001-05, RETURNED. 24C, 194Y.
1 ORDER A330-220 (PW).
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PETER ROTHWELL, UK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), (TUI), MANAGING DIRECTOR.
MS CHRISTINE BROWNE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, (TUG) AVIATION GROUP (2014-06).
CAPTAIN JOHN MURPHY, MANAGING DIRECTOR THOMSON AIRWAYS (ATZ)/(TFY) (2014-06) (John.Murphy@thomson.co.uk) (MANOODP).
COLIN MCKINLAY, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) & FINANCE DIRECTOR.
CAPTAIN STUART GRUBER, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
FRASER ELLACOTT, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING.
JASON MAHONEY, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
ALEX HUNTER, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO).
MS MARIA HECKEL, MARKETING DIRECTOR.