FTI Touristik will wet lease a pair of Boeing 767-300ERs from LTU from next April for its long-haul programme to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The German Airtours subsidiary is switching the contract to LTU following the expiry of its four-year deal with Britannia Airways Germany.

Britannia's parent, Thomson Travel Group, was recently acquired by German giant Preussag, which owns charter airline Hapag-Lloyd. This leaves a question mark over the future role of Britannia Germany.

FTI's inhouse airline flyFTI operates on short- and medium-haul charter routes with its fleet of Airbus A320s, and has been tentatively studying acquiring A330-200s for long-haul services to replace the capacity it wet leases.

Source: Flight International