Hanover / Brussels, 29 January 2018

Fleet renewal – TUI is receiving new modern and efficient aircraft

  • TUI’s aircraft fleet becomes more economical and environmentally-efficient
  • Significantly lower kerosene consumption and less CO2 emissions
  • Fleet renewal will be completed by 2023: Delivery of the first of 70 orders begins
  • Tomorrow delivery of TUI’s first Boeing 737 Max 8 to TUI fly Belgium in Brussels
  • By the end of 2018, nine new Boeing 737 MAX 8s for TUI’s Airlines

TUI is proceeding with the renewal and modernisation of its Europe-wide aircraft fleet. The objective of upgrading the fleet is to make flights more economical, cost-efficient and environmentally-efficient. Since 2013, TUI has ordered a total of 70 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which are intended to replace aircraft currently in service. This type of aircraft is particularly cost-saving and emission-efficient.

Nine 737 Max 8 by the end of 2018
The first aircraft arrives tomorrow with the transfer of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 from Seattle/USA. It will be operated by TUI’s subsidiary TUI fly Belgium. The transfer is made today at Boeing in Seattle. After a stopover in Iceland, the flight will land tomorrow in the morning in Brussels. The CEO of the TUI Group, Fritz Joussen, is going to receive the latest aircraft at the airport in Brussels.

By the end of 2018, a total of nine 737 MAX 8 will be delivered to the airlines of TUI Group. These aircraft will be operated by TUI in Belgium, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The first 737 MAX for TUI fly Germany is scheduled to be delivered in early 2019. TUI Group has ordered 70 new aircraft in total to renew its narrow-body aircraft fleet by 2023 according to the current planning.

After delivery of the first aircraft to TUI fly Belgium, there are 51 additional orders of the 737 MAX 8 and 18 orders for the 737 MAX 10. TUI was the first European operator to select the latest and largest member of the 737 MAX family of airplanes. The TUI Group owns six European airlines in Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and France. The TUI Airlines operate a fleet of 150 aircraft.

TUI’s aircraft fleet: significantly lower kerosene consumption and CO2, less noise
The 737 MAX has 14 percent lower kerosene consumption and therefore 14 percent lower carbon emissions compared to the aircraft of this size previously operated by TUI fly. The aircraft has also a 40 percent smaller noise footprint supporting its airlines commitment to sustainability.

The TUI Group has set itself the goal of operating Europe's carbon-efficient airlines by 2020. The TUI airlines in the UK and Germany are already ranked first and third in the current Atmosfair overall rankings of the most climate-efficient airlines.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is a leading global tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. TUI shares are listed on the FTSE 250, an index of the London Stock Exchange, on the regulated market of the Hanover Stock Exchange and on the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 19 million customers.

The entire tourism value chain is covered under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 16 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and the MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in Great Britain. The Group also includes leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms across Europe, five airlines with more than 130 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and around 1,200 travel agencies. In addition to expanding its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of our corporate culture. The TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, focuses on the positive effects of tourism, on education and training and on strengthening environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus supports holiday destinations in their development.

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