About TUIfly

Company – Who we are


In the summer of 2007, Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) and Hapagfly merged to form TUIfly. TUI AG, the world's largest tour company, holds a majority of shares in TUI Travel PLC, London, to which the airline belongs. TUIfly flies to the classic holiday regions all around the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira and Egypt for TUI and other tour operators. By the summer of 2010, TUIfly will be using 23 Boeing 737 aircraft to fly to these destinations. TUIfly offers a high degree of quality for a fair price with characteristic reliability, punctuality and safety. TUIfly headquarters are at the Hanover Airport.

Bookings can be made quickly and easily at www.tuifly.com. The TUI smile is not only a part of our logo, but also our promise to provide quality to our customers. TUIfly offers customers more than just transportation. In 2009, almost ten million passengers will fly with TUIfly.

In addition, starting with the winter flight schedule for 2009/10, thirteen TUIfly aircraft with TUIfly crew will be flying for Air Berlin. The flights will use Air Berlin flight numbers and adhere to their product standard. Bookings can also be made at www.tuifly.com.

Company – Fleet and flight personnel


Our 550 pilots and over 1000 flight attendants are trained according to international standards. On board you will be catered to by motivated, friendly flight attendants. Sit back and enjoy the flight and choose from a selection of snacks and beverages. Our pilots will get you to your destination safely and on time.

The aircraft in TUI's own fleet are seven years old on average.

Company – History

At the beginning of September 2009, the Federal Cartel Office approved the takeover of the TUIfly city routes by Air Berlin. Starting with the winter schedule for 2009/10 (valid as of 25 October 2009), the commercial responsibility for TUIfly city routes was transferred to Air Berlin. This applies to all domestic German connections and, in particular, routes to Italy and Austria. The TUI tourist routes (e.g. the Balearic and Canary Islands, Turkey) will continue to be marketed with the TUIfly brand.


Since the summer of 2007, Hapagfly and Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) have been flying routes in common under the new TUIfly brand. TUI AG, the world's largest tour company, holds a majority of shares in TUI Travel PLC, London, to which the airline belongs. By the summer of 2009, TUIfly was serving a route network of 74 destinations in 16 countries. These included both attractive urban destinations as well as classic holiday regions all around the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and Egypt. A fleet of 44 modern Boeing 737 aircraft departs from fifteen German airports. TUIfly offers high quality for a fair price.


Since it was founded in 1972, Hapag-Lloyd Flug (an airline company) has become one of the leading German holiday destination flight companies. In terms of service, reliability and safety, Hapag-Lloyd Flug (later Hapagfly) continues to set benchmarks. In 2006, the airline transported around 6.7 million passengers. In the summer of 2006, the Hapagfly fleet consisted of 33 Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft.


On 3 December 2002, the first Boeing 737 took off for Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), TUI AG's low cost airline. Within just four years, the fleet grew from four to a total of eighteen Boeing 737 aircraft flying a route network including 39 destinations in eleven countries. In 2006 alone, HLX transported around 4.4 million passengers. With its distinct design, similar to that of New York taxis, and the slogan "Fly at taxi fare prices", the airline made its mark in the European low cost flight market.

For an overview of historic milestones, click here.

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