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ESTABLISHED IN 1998. FORMERLY TRANSWEDE AIRWAYS (TSW). DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PO BOX 611
UPPLANDS VASBY S-190 46, SWEDEN
The Kingdom of Sweden was established in 1523, it covers an area of 449,964 sq km, its population is 8.8 million, its capital is Stockholm, and its official language is Swedish.
DECEMBER 1995: 1 757-200ER (RB211-535E4), (GUI) LEASED.
MARCH 1996: SHAREHOLDERS: KF 40%, NORDIC CAPITAL 30%, ELECTRA INVESTMENTS 30%.
CODE SHARE WITH FINNAIR (FIN), BETWEEN HELSINKI, LONDON GATWICK (LGW), & STOCKHOLM. DOMESTIC SERVICES TO HALMSTAD, JONKOPING, SUNDSVALL, LULEA, & UMEA. CHARTERS IN EUROPE, & MEDITERRANEAN.
1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), EX-(CNL), LEASED TO VENUS AIRLINES (VNS).
MAY 1996: CARRIED .800M PASSENGERS (PAX) IN 1995.
TO TRANSFER CHARTER FLIGHTS TO TRANSWEDE LEISURE.
+2 757-200ER'S LEASED, FOR CHARTERS TO FORT LAUDERDALE. 1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (26151), EX-VENUS AIRLINES (VNS), (GUI) 5 YEAR LEASED, MAINTAINED BY MONARCH AIRLINES (MON).
JULY 1996: BRAATHENS (BRT) TAKES 50% STAKE. INSTALLS PER ODEGAARD AS PRESIDENT. HAS OPTION FOR REMAINING 50%, BY END OF 1997.
AUGUST 1996: NEGOTIATING FOR 3RD 757 (NOW IN CHINA).
SEPTEMBER 1996: 1 L-1011, (AID) WET-LEASED SHORT TERM, EX-NORDIC EUROPEAN (NOE). 5 YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT, BY BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) FOR 2 L-1011'S.
NOVEMBER 1996: NOW NAMED "BLUE SCANDINAVIA."
1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (22612), EX-(ATZ), 3 YEAR LEASED. 1 L-1011-1 (1050), EX-NORDIC EUROPEAN (NOE), LEASED. MD-97 (49389) "D" CHECK BY (MNR) (AOM INDUSTRIES).
FEBRUARY 1997: 1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), EX-CENTENNIAL AIRLINES.
APRIL 1997: 1 737-300 (24255), EX-EASYJET SWITZERLAND (TEB), LEASED AND 1 F 100 (11332), EX-AIR LITTORAL, 3 YEAR LEASED. 1 757-200, EX-VENUS AIRLINES (VNS).
MAY 1997: 300 EMPLOYEES.
JUNE 1997: 1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (24792), BABCOCK & BROWN (BBB) LEASED. 1 MD-83 (53198) RETURNED TO (GUI). MD-87 (49389) SOLD.
JULY 1997: KJELL FREDHEIM, PRESIDENT, REPLACES THOMAS ROSENQVIST. KJELL WAS EX-PRESIDENT OF AIR BALTIC (BAU), WHICH IS SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS) 29% OWNED.
SEPTEMBER 1997: TOOK OVER NORDIC EUROPEAN (N0E)'S ROUTE, STOCKHOLM (ARLANDA) TO OSTERSUND. 1 737-300 (PP807), TRANSAVIA (TAV) LEASED November 1997 - April 1998.
DECEMBER 1997: 3 YEAR HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO ICELANDAIR (ICE) FOR 5 757'S. 1 757-236 (24793), BARCLAYS BANK 6 YEAR LEASED, EX-AIR 2000 (ATZ).
JANUARY 1998: CONTROL OF TRANSWEDE (TNS) MAY PASS TO BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI) AS (BRI) CANADIAN-OWNED, THOMSON TRAVEL GROUP AWAITS EUROPEAN (EC) APPROVAL OF $427M TAKEOVER OF SWEDISH TOUR OPERATOR, FRITIDSRESOR, WHO OWNS (TNS).
JAN CARLZON, CHAIRMAN, REPLACES BO JOHANSSON.
5 757-200'S LEASED TO BE OPERATED AS "BRITANNIA AB." MD-83 (1261-49402) RETURNED TO NORDIC AIRCRAFT.
MARCH 1998: 2 757-236'S (292-24793; 798-9115), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB), 1 757-23N (694-27972), EX-AMERICAN TRANSAIR (AAT), 1 757-2YO (472-26151), GECAS (GEH) LEASED, & 757-225 (114-22612) HELLER FINANCIAL LEASED.
JULY 1998: DON LANDSBOROUGH, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER.
MD-83 (49642) RETURNED TO (GECAS) (GEF) & LEASED TO SPANAIR (SPP).
OCTOBER 1998: KJELL FREDHEIM, PRESIDENT, RESIGNS TO JOIN SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS) SUBSIDIARY, AIR BALTIC (BAU), AS PRESIDENT & CEO.
NOVEMBER 1998: TO PHUKET, VARADERP, BARBADOS, AND PUERTO PLATA (757, 3 CLASS).
MAY 1999: 1 737-300 (24463) & 737-800 (28213), STERLING (STR) 6 MONTH WET-LEASED.
FEBRUARY 2000: 767-33AER (4911-25535, VH-NOE), EX-AIR NAMIBIA (NAM), AWAS (AWW) LEASED, FOR NORDSTRESS OPERATIONS IN GERMANY, UNTIL APRIL 2000.
737-804 (478-28229, SE-DZI), (ILF) LEASED.
APRIL 2000: (email@example.com).
APRIL 2001: 650 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 100 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 440 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 32 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).
NOVEMBER 2001: 2 737-804'S (502-30465, SE-DZL; 505-30466, SE-DZM), (BRI) LEASED.
MARCH 2002: 800 EMPLOYEES.
SITA: ARNST6B. (TELEPHONE: (8) 50 91 00 00). (FAX: (8) 50 91 50 01).
NEW PARENT, PRUESSAG AIRLINE GROUP, STATES THAT ALL ENGINEERING FUNCTION WILL RESIDE IN HAPAG LLOYD (HAP) ENGINEERING GROUP FOR BRITANNIA AIRWAYS (BRI), BRITANNIA NORDIC (TNS), AND (HAP).
APRIL 2002: 760 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 149 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 495 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 33 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
MAIN BASE: STOCKHOLM ARLANDA (ARN).
HUBS: OSLO - GARDERMOEN (OSL); MALMO - STURUP (MMX); & TRONDHEIM (TRD).
MAY 2002: 737-804 (1127-32903, SE-DZN), DELIVERY.
August 2002: Operations control for Transwede (TNS) transfers from Britannia Airways (BRI) operations in Luton (LTN) to the Group Operations Center currently located with Hapag Lloyd (HAP) Operations in Hanover. (HAP) will carry out Flight Planning, Slot Allocation, Flight Watch, Program Disruption, Customer Services, and Crisis Management duties previously carried out by (BRI) Operations in (LTN). All Maintenance Control duties previously assigned to (BRI)'s Maintrol office in (LTN) are transferring to (HAP)'s Maintenance organization. Advanced Program Planning for (TNS) will remain at (LTN).
September 2002: In October 2002, Stockholm (ARN) to Phuket (767-300ER). TUI Group member, Britannia (BRI) will do heavy maintenance for 53 TUI Group airplanes this winter: 32 (BRI); 12 (HAP); 6 (TNS); & 1 (NEO).
October 2002: 737-8K5 (218-27983, D-AHFH), returned to Hapag Lloyd (HAP).
December 2002: 1 737-804 (28229) wet-leased to White Eagle (WEG) for Warsaw to Bangkok (including HF radio). 1 737-800, (HAP) leased.
March 2003: 737-8K5 (528-30593), returned to (HAP). 737-804 (28229) returned from (WEG).
April 2003: 737-804 (32903), wet-leased to Futura International (FUA).
July 2004: 2003 = 3.75B (RPK) (TRAFFIC) (-17%); 94.1% LF (LOAD FACTOR); 1.08M PASSENGERS (PAX) (-12.8%).
October 2004: 630 employees.
November 2005: (SAS) Ground Services announced that Britannia Airways AB (TNS) is renewing its contract for ground handling services for three years. The deal covers more than >2,000 departures annually and will include automatic check-in for Britannia (TNS) customers at Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
Meanwhile, (SAS) Ground Services Norway AS will be the first ground handler in Europe to test infrared deicing. A hangar currently is being set up at Oslo and testing is expected to begin early next year.
December 2005: Futura International Airways (FUA) CEO, Roman Pane and Britannia Nordic (TNS) Managing Director, Goran Gardo were elected President and Vice-President, respectively, of the (IACA) Annual General Meeting (AGM). The organization also ratified five new airline members: Arkefly (HOL), Edelweiss Air (EDE), Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), NIKI (NKI), and Nouvelair (NOU).
February 2006: 737-804 (32903, SE-DZN), delivery.
April 2006: "Britannia Nordic" is now renamed "TUI Fly" with "TUIfly.com" titles on 757-200 (SE-DUO) (see photo).
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.
July 2006: TUI Fly Nordic (TNS) operates holiday charter jet airplane flights from Norwegian and Swedish airports to destinations in the Canaries, Egypt, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.
Parent organization/shareholders: TUI AG (TUG) (100%).
(IATA) Code: 6B. (ICAO) Code: BLX - BLUE SCAN.
Main Base: Stockholm Arlanda (ARN).
Hubs: Bergen (BGO); Gothenburg Landvetter International (GOT); Malmo Sturup (MMX); & Oslo Gardermoen (OSL).
December 2006: German tourism giant TUI AG (TUG) 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 (TUG) 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 five 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 (TUG) 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 more than >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 (TUG). It is targeting a 2008 profit of +€450 to +€550 million.
August 2007: The Swedish Civil Aviation Authority halted all flights to Iraq operated by domestic carriers after a Nordic Airways (TNS) MD-80 was fired upon August 8. The airplane, which departed from Sulaimaniya with 130 onboard, was not hit. Nordic (TNS) and Viking Air (VKN) operate to Iraq.
February 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 time frame 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).
March 2008: 757-204 (25623, SE-RFO), ex-ThomsonFly (TFY) (G-BYAJ), with winglets - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "TNS-757-APR08."
June 2008: 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, six 757-200s and two 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."
March 2009: Panasonic Avionics Corporation announced that TUIfly Nordic (TNS) will install the eFX in-flight entertainment system on three 767s entering service next month.
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.
March 2011: NavAero signed a contract with TUIfly Nordic (TNS) to deploy its tBag C22 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system on (TNS)'s 737-800s and 767-300s. The systems will include the navAero-designed UMTS/HSDPA/3G cellular communications modem module to enable on-ground data transfer, it said.
January 2012: TUIfly Nordic (TNS) has added a second ex-Aeroflot (ARO) 767-300ER and has returned its single 757-200 to the lessor.
April 2012: 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: Norwegian (NWG) launched two new routes from Sweden to Gran Canaria (LPA) on 29 October. (NWG) now flies once a week from both Malmö (MMX) in southernmost Sweden and Karlstad (KSD) in central Sweden with its 737-800s. Competition on the Malmö route comes from TUIfly Nordic (TNS)’s two weekly flights and Primera Air (PRI)’s weekly operation. (NWG) already serves Gran Canaria from three other Swedish airports: Stockholm Arlanda, Gothenburg Landvetter, and Umeå.
June 2013: 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.
November 2013: 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: TUIfly Nordic (TNS), which is part of the TUI Airlines (TUG) charter group, launched its seventh route from Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) on December 16th. The 8,571 km service to Montego Bay (MBJ), the second largest city in Jamaica, will be served weekly (Mondays), utilizing Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY)’s 291-seat 787-800s. No other carrier serves this route.
March 2014: 737-8K5 (44272, SE-RFY - - SEE PHOTO - - "TNS-737-8K5-2014-05"), in "Dreamliner" paint job, delivery.
July 2014: Romania’s Aerostar has become one of the first independent European Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) organizations to install Split Scimitar Winglets on Boeing 737-800s at its Bacau facility. The installations were carried out on two 737-800S belonging to TUIFly Nordic (TNS) of Sweden.
October 2016: "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 second-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 first 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 more than >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 (ATW)/(GUE) (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.
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1 737-300 (CFM56-3) (24255), EX-(TEB), LEASED.
0 737-300 (CFM56-3) (24463), (STR) WET-LEASEWD UNTIL 1999-11.
50 ORDERS 737-700/-800 (CFM56-7B):
6 737-804 (CFM56-7B26/7) (452-28227, /99 SE-DZH; 478-28229, SE-DZI; 538-28231, /00 SE-DZK; 502-30465, SE-DZL; 505-30466, SE-DZM; 1127-32903, SE-DZN, 2006-02), (BRI) LEASED 2001-11. +1 ORDER (32804, SE-DZV). (ILF) LEASED. 28229 WET-LEASED TO (WEG) 2002-12, RETURNED 2003-03. 32903 WET-LEASED TO (FUA) 2003-04. 189Y.
2 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B) (3548-38097, SE-RFT; 44272, SE-RFY - - SEE PHOTO - - "TNS-737-8K5-2014-05"), 189Y.
0 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B) (528-30593, D-AHFR), (HAP) WET-LEASED 2002-12; 27983 RETURNED (HAP) 2002-10, RETURNED 2003-03.
0 737-800 (CFM56-7B) (28213), (STR) WET-LEASED UNTIL 1999-11.
0 757-200ER (RB211-535E4) (472-26151), (GUI) LEASED (ETOPS) EQUIPPED, HEAVY MAINTENANCE BY (ICE). RETURNED.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (114-22162), EX-(ATZ), HELLER 2 YEAR LEASED, (ICE) MAINTENANCE. RETURNED.
0 757-236ER (RB211-535E4) (279-24792, SE-DUO), (BBB) LEASED, (ICE) MAINTENANCE. HAS "TUIfly.com" TITLES 2006-04 (SEE PHOTO). RETURNED. 229Y.
0 757-236 (292-24793), BARCLAYS 6 YEAR LEASED, EX-(ATZ), (ICE) MAINTENANCE. RETURNED.
1 757-204 (RB211-535E4) (528-25623, /93 SE-RFO - SEE PHOTO - - "TNS-757-APR08"), EX-(TFY), RETURNED. WINGLETS. 235Y.
2 ORDERS 767-300ER:
1 767-304ER (CF6-80C2B7F) (737-28883, /99 SE-DZO), (BRI) LEASED, 31C, 284Y.
0 767-33AER (4911-25535, VH-NOE), EX-(NAM), (AWW) LEASED, NORDSTRESS OPERATIONS IN GERMANY UNTIL 2000-04.
13/13 ORDERS 787-8 DREAMLINER (GEnx), 217 PAX.
1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), EX-(VNS) & EX-CENTENNIAL, 1 RETURNED TO (GEH).
0 L-1011, (AID) SHORT TERM WET-LEASE.
1 L-1011-1 (1050), EX-(NOE), LEASED.
0 F 100 (TAY 650-15), 7 RETURNED.
TUI Airline Management (TUM):
DR RALF CORSTEN, CHAIRMAN (HAM) (1999-10) (TUI GRP) (TUM).
DR RAINER KAESELAU, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (TUM) (2002-09)
CHRISTIAN COMMISSAIRE, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS, (2002-09)
ROLAND KEPPLER, DIRECTOR GENERAL
BERNARD NEWTON, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL (2002-09)
STEVE WOODS, DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
CHARLES GURASSSA, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN TUI NORTH EUROPE & PREUSSAG AIRLINES (2001-10).
PETER ROTHWELL, CEO TUI NORTH EUROPE (2001-10).
WOLFGANG KURTH, CEO PREUSSAG AIRLINES (2001-10).
Britannia Nordic (TNS) personnel:
JAN CARLZON, CHAIRMAN (1998-03).
KJELL FREDHEIM, PRESIDENT (1997-07), EX-(SAS) & (BAU).
P ODEGAARD, PRESIDENT (TRANSWEDE (TSW)).
GORAN GARDO, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2000-04) GROUND OPERATIONS.
KATALINA RAJZ FORSMAN, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR.
HANS BRINK, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
KRISTJAN FRIDJONSSON, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (ARNDM6B).
JENS OHLSON, FINANCE DIRECTOR.
PETER AHLSTROM, GROUND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
BJORN LUNDIN, DIRECTOR QUALITY (1999-02).
ULF LILJENBERG, MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS & TECHNICAL.
DON LANDSBOROUGH, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER (1998-07).
ANDERS NORDKVIST, MANAGER TECHNICAL ENGRG (ARNME6B).
ARNE ENGBLOM, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER (1997-08).
P CARLSON, TECHNICAL MANAGER.
HENRIC KARLSSON, PRODUCTION MANAGER (MAINTENANCE).
LILLEMOR SODERQUIST, MANAGER TECHNICAL LIBRARY (1997-11).