All TUI UK articles

  • Manchester airport

    TUI cuts summer capacity to 60% as UK restrictions weigh on demand


    The European leisure giant had in May suggested that it expected to operate 75% of pre-crisis capacity from July onwards.

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    TUI Group to consolidate management of airlines


    Travel group TUI plans to amalgamate its five individual airlines under a single leadership, bundling key functions together in order to streamline operations.

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    TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers


    Investigators have traced a take-off weight error on a TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 to a flaw introduced to a reservations system by international differences in the manner that female passengers are addressed. The reservations system had been upgraded during a period in which TUI Airways operations were suspended as ...

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    TUI sees vaccine roll-out key to sparking summer travel


    Travel firm TUI Group is taking encouragement that a rapid roll-out of vaccines will help fuel a return to travel even as its latest quarterly results showed the company continuing to be hammered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Separated main wheel overtook landing 737 after bearing failed


    UK investigators have attributed to bearing failure the detachment of a main landing-gear wheel from a TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 after touchdown at Manchester last year. But the inquiry has been unable to determine the root cause of the failure. It could not rule out a pre-existing fault or ...

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    TUI brings down winter capacity as short-term booking trend persists


    Leisure company TUI Group has further cut its winter capacity, to around the 40% level, as it laments the uncertainty over travel restrictions to which it attributes a persistent trend for short-term bookings. TUI had stated in August that it was reducing capacity for the winter 2020-21 season by ...

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    TUI adopts ‘partner-friendly’ airline strategy amid Condor speculation


    TUI Group’s ambition to have fewer assets on its balance sheet means its airline operations will become more “partner-friendly”, according to the European travel giant’s chief executive. Speaking to German newspaper Borsen-Zeitung on 5 August, Fritz Joussen states that TUI’s need for capacity does not mean “that aircraft ...

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    TUI rejigs 737 Max deliveries as part of compensation deal


    Leisure giant TUI Group is has rejigged Boeing 737 Max deliveries to reduce the intake over the next few years, under a broad agreement with the airframer to compensate for the type’s grounding. TUI Group says it has revised the delivery schedule for the 61 Max jets on order, ...

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    TUI seeks state guarantees as travel market collapses


    Leisure group TUI is applying for state-aid guarantees to support its business until it can restore normal operations, after suspending most of its travel operations. TUI says it is halting the “vast majority” of its package travel, cruise and hotel activities to assist with the efforts to counter the ...

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    TUI joins airline industry group A4E as sustainability shoots up the agenda


    TUI’s move to join the Airlines for Europe (A4E) industry association at the end of 2019 came after the leisure giant decided to seek a louder lobbying voice on pressing issues such as sustainability and taxation.

  • News

    TUI Airways chief confident of package-holiday opportunity


    TUI Airways managing director Dawn Wilson believes there remains plenty of life in package holidays and sees an opportunity for the company's business in that area to expand following the demise of travel rival Thomas Cook Group in September.

  • News

    Birmingham aims to regain transatlantic flights by 2020


    ​Birmingham airport may have to wait until 2020 to regain transatlantic services after Primera cancelled its services to Newark, Boston and Toronto from the UK gateway this summer.

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    ANALYSIS: How airlines alter tourist capacity after terror events


    The terror incidents in and around Barcelona in mid-August left another of the region's destinations reeling from attacks targeted at locations popular with tourists.

  • May Brexit

    ​ANALYSIS: Risk of Brexit pratfalls if ECAA deal not reached


    As the UK nears the triggering of Article 50, beginning the two-year notice period for its exit from the European Union, a group of aviation legal professionals has outlined the potential negative consequences for airlines and the wider industry of the country leaving the European Common Aviation Area.

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    ANALYSIS: Europe's leisure carriers fight over tight market


    Leisure carriers in Europe have not been short of challenges over the past 12 months. Already adjusting to falls in demand to North African destinations, further tourism hotspots have been hit by damaging geopolitical events. On top of that, the Brussels and Istanbul airport terror attacks highlighted the vulnerability of ...

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    Thomson to add more routes from UK regions


    Thomson Airways will add new routes to Cape Verdean island Sal and to Jamaica from Glasgow airport next summer.

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    ANALYSIS: Airlines still cautious on return to Egypt


    Though the hijacking of an EgyptAir Airbus A320 on 29 March appears not to have been a terrorism-related incident, it can only intensify concerns about Egyptian airport security – five months after the MetroJet A321 crash – and the challenges in rebuilding the North African nation's reputation as a tourist ...

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    ANALYSIS: North Africa sees uneven recovery post-Arab Spring


    The wave of popular protests that swept through North Africa in 2010 and 2011, collectively becoming known as the "Arab Spring", was initially welcomed by many as a positive move towards democracy.

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    TUI rejigs 787 order


    TUI is switching two Boeing 787-8 orders to the larger -9 variant and will acquire up to two additional -9s to satisfy increased demand.

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    Thomson explores new seating concepts for 737 Max


    UK holiday carrier Thomson Airways believes it can capitalise on an ancillary approach to new seating concepts for its Boeing 737 Max fleet.