Hanover, 1 March 2018

TUI realigns Communications functions in Aviation: Aage Dünhaupt manages Communications at TUI Aviation and TUIfly Deutschland

TUI Group reinforces its Communications function within its international aviation and airline business and at TUIfly Deutschland: Aage Dünhaupt (42) will join TUI Group’s Corporate Communications team to steer Communications and PR for the five European holiday airlines on an international level from 1 March 2018. As Director Corporate Communications, he will additionally assume responsibility for Media Relations and Internal Communications at the German subsidiary TUIfly based in Langenhagen near Hanover. In that role, he will succeed Jan Hillrichs, who will leave the company of his own accord to take on new professional challenges.

Aage Dünhaupt will be joining TUI Group from his current role as Head of Communications of Airlines for the European airline association Airlines for Europe (A4E), which he had helped build and develop since December 2015. Prior to moving to Brussels, he had been Senior Vice President Communications of Air Berlin. Aage Dünhaupt had previously spent 14 years in Communications at Lufthansa Group, where he started his professional career in 2001 as International Communications Manager at Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg. From 2007 to 2011 he was based in London as Director Corporate Communications Europe. His subsequent functions included responsibility for Media Relations and Communications for Lufthansa Passenger Airline’s Board member in charge of Product, Sales, and Marketing.

The business graduate studied Business Administration in Hamburg and Kiel, specialising in International Management and Marketing.

He will report to Thomas Ellerbeck, member of TUI Group’s Group Executive Committee responsible for Global Communications, Public Policy, and Sustainability. In his function as Director Corporate Communications at TUI fly Deutschland, Aage Dünhaupt will report to Roland Keppler, Managing Director at TUI fly.

With more than 150 aircraft, TUI Group Airlines is one of Europe’s leading flight providers with independent airlines in Germany, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics. TUI has ordered a total of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to replace aircraft in its current fleet in order to drive the renewal and modernisation of its European fleet ahead. The first aircraft of this particularly cost-efficient and low-emission type was delivered in January 2018 to TUI fly Belgium. All 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes are scheduled for delivery to the Group’s companies by the end of 2023. TUI airlines are already among Europe’s most carbon-efficient airlines. In the atmosfair airline index, UK-based TUI Airways and Germany’s TUI fly rank first and third. Moreover, TUI is the only holiday airline operating the modern Dreamliner Boeing 787.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s number one 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 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.177bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 330 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 17 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 leisure 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 was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.