- New planes of the group are becoming ambassadors for holiday regions
- Writers Carmen Enciso and Eloísa Navas christened the plane at Málaga-Costa del Sol airport
Every year, 20 million tourists travel all around the world with TUI. The tourism group has a presence in over 100 tourist destinations. TUI has a longstanding cooperative relationship with holiday destinations and host countries. And now TUI would like to emphasise this partnership. To this end, the company is christening its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with the names of the destinations. TUI Airlines’ planes will from now on serve as ambassadors for these regions.
The province of Málaga is one of the most important holiday destinations for TUI customers from all over Europe. As a result, the province will give its name to the third of a total of 72 new planes ordered. TUI Fly Benelux’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 with identification OO-TMY was christened “Costa del Sol” at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport on 12 September 2018.
Carmen Enciso and Eloísa Navas, two writers from Málaga, conducted the christening. Their passion for literature and their love for Málaga have led them to share several literary projects. They christened TUI’s plane with water from “La Fuente de Los 100 Caños”, the source of the Guadalhorce river. The acts of the ceremony were signed by the godmothers, in representation of the Mayor of Málaga, Javier Hernández, General Director of the Tourism Area of the City Council, the General Director of Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Mr Salvador Merino Moína and the General Director of TUI Belgium, Mr Dirk van Holsbeke. The guests at the christening were public officials from Andalusia, representatives of tourism associations, TUI’s hotel partners in Málaga and the local media.