TUI is proceeding with the renewal of its Europe-wide aircraft fleet with the aim of making flights more economical, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly.
Since 2013, TUI has ordered a total of 70 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which are intended to replace aircraft currently in service.
The first aircraft arrives tomorrow with the transfer of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 from Seattle in the United States.
It will be operated by TUI’s subsidiary TUI fly Belgium.
After a stopover in Iceland, the flight will land tomorrow in the morning in Brussels.
The chief executive of the TUI Group, Fritz Joussen, will 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.
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 20 per cent lower kerosene consumption and therefore 14 per cent lower carbon emissions compared to the aircraft of this size previously operated by TUI fly.
The aircraft has also a 40 per cent 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.