Hannover, 22 August 2018

TUI fly is Germany’s most climate-efficient airline

  • Also rated as one of the world’s top airlines – top ranks for TUI fly and its British sister company TUI Airways
  • Fuel-efficient holiday flights aboard the 2.5-litre aircraft
  • E-mobility: Employees can “recharge” for free at Hanover Airport

TUI fly’s sustainability strategy remains on its successful path. This is demonstrated by this year’s progress report on TUI fly’s environmental statement, providing information on the progress delivered by the environmental programme in the framework of EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification. Average jet fuel consumption was reduced to 2.52 litres per one hundred passenger kilometres. Moreover, the independent climate protection organisation atmosfair again rated TUI fly as Germany’s most climate-efficient airline. Its overall global rating is also remarkable: TUI fly has again been named one of the world’s top airlines, ranking third on the global list. The pole position is held by its British sister airline TUI Airways. “Our flights are already 27 per cent more climate-efficient than those operated by the six largest European airline. We are committed to continuing these efforts in order to further optimise the climate efficiency of our flights. We thus render a significant contribution towards delivering TUI Group’s “Better Holidays, Better World” sustainability strategy, aimed at reducing the ecological footprint and promoting people and regions in the destinations”, said Roland Keppler, CEO TUI fly. Numerous measures have also been launched on the ground to ensure environmentally-friendly operations. In this context, TUI fly has now launched charging stations for electric vehicles at the employees’ car park at the head office – in cooperation with the energy utility Enercity. “In order to ease the start into e-mobility for our employees, they can charge their electric cars free of charge at these stations. We will also convert our vehicle fleet. To that end, we are currently exploring the launch of electric vehicles for aircraft maintenance at the apron,” said Roland Keppler. TUI fly’s environmental programme includes measures for 18 destinations. It ensures the continuous transformation to more environmentally friendly operations covering all business areas. The new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft launching in 2019 will contribute towards that goal. TUI Group already operates five aircraft of the latest generation of 737s. At 16 per cent, they have even exceeded expectations regarding fuel and emissions savings.

About TUI fly

TUI fly is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TUI Group, the world’s leading tourism group. It was established in summer 2007 through the merger between Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) and Hapagfly. Last year, TUI fly carried 7.9 million passengers. The airline operates flights to classical holiday regions around the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira and Egypt for TUI and other tour operators. TUI fly’s fleet consists of 39 modern Boeing 737 aircraft. TUI fly offers high quality at fair prices and stands for reliability, punctuality and safety – with more than 2,400 employees working towards these goals. In the framework of a comprehensive fleet renewal programme, the airline will operate new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from March 2019, a modern variant of the Boeing 737 family featuring lower jet fuel consumption and emissions as well as a significantly reduced noise footprint.