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 the world’s leading tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market. In financial year 2017, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.102bn. The Group employs 67,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its more than 20 million customers comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 380 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 16 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European tour operator airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation promotes the positive effects of tourism. It initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation and contributes to a positive development of the holiday destinations.

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