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TUI fly



Taken at Brussels on March 30 2017 showing the large "TUI" titles. (Photo: Skystef)

 

Base: Brussels
IATA: TB
ICAO: TUB, JAF
Website: jetairfly.com
Fleet: 32x B737 of which 21 current (OO-CAN, OO-JAA, OO-JAD, OO-JAF, OO-JAH, OO-JAL, OO-JAO, OO-JAQ, OO-JAR, OO-JAS, OO-JAU, OO-JAV, OO-JAX, OO-JAY, OO-JBG, OO-JEF, OO-JFD, OO-JLO, OO-JOS, OO-TUV, OO-TUX) and 11 history (OO-JAM, OO-JAN, OO-JAT, OO-JBV, OO-JPT, OO-TUA, OO-TUB, OO-TUI, OO-TUM, OO-VAS, OO-VAC) + 5x were leased in 2008 from Futura of which (EC-KNS, EC-IZG, EC-GNZ) had Jetairfly titles.

1x B787-8 (OO-JDL)

4x Embraer 190 (OO-JEB, OO-JEM, OO-JVA, OO-TEA)

4x B767 = (OO-JNL), + 2x history (OO-TUC, OO-JAP) + 1x was leased from Neos (EI-DMJ)

1x F100 = history (OO-TUF)

2x A300 = were leased 2003-2006 from MNG Airlines (TC-MNE, TC-MNZ)

History: formed as TUI Airlines Belgium by tour operator Jetair on November 13 2003 to provide IT charters to Mediterranean resorts from several Belgian airports and part of the European TUI group.  In 2005, the TUI group decided to rebrand the flying divisions as "TUI fly", and  the Belgian member choose the in Belgium well known tour operators name of "Jetair", so on November 24 2005 its flying division was renamed to Jetairfly. Initially operations of TUI Airlines Belgium would start on April 1 2004 by leasing two B737s from the German TUI group. The bankrupt of Sobelair in January 2004 increased their start up fleet to 5 airframes for the short haul network and one B767 for the long sectors. Operations started a week earlier than planned, namely on March 25 2004 with a first revenue to Hurghada. The B767 wasn't operational before February 2005, hence foreign equipment was leased in form of A330s of LTU, B767s of Britannia/Thomsonfly, LOT, Icelandair, HollandExel, BelgiumExel & EuroAtlantic Airways, Tristars of EuroAtlantic Airways & Luzair, B757s of Icelandair, A310s of Air Plus Comet, Eagle Aviation & Hapag-Lloyd. Also on the short haul sectors extra capacity is sometimes needed by leasing mainly B737s of Transavia & Futura. During the summer seasons of 2004 & 2005 an A300 of MNG Airlines was leased for operations to Turkey, and it did wear the blue colors of the TUI group. Since 2006, Inter Airlines provides these services. Jetairfly participated in a new Moroccan low cost startup called "Jet4you", which went operational by March 2006, April 2012 it was absorbed in the Belgian charter company. On December 15 2006 the TUI Group announced that all airlines belonging to this group (Hapagfly, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Arkefly, Jetairfly, Thomsonfly, TUIfly Nordic and Corsairfly) should be renamed to TUIfly.com by 2009, this in in an effort to scale the cost efficiency, however this project failed materializing. On February 28 2013, a new type under form of an Embraer 190 arrived at Brussels, later followed by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on December 4 2013. On November 2014 it was announced they won a wet lease contract with ECAir (of Congo-Brazzaville) starting up operations in 2015, but this project failed. A name change to "TUI fly" was officially adopted during November 2016.

 

Belgian Airlines