Jetairfly

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Not to be confused with Jet Air, Jet Airways, or Jetair (Germany).
Jetairfly
Jetairfly.svg
IATA
TB
ICAO
JAF
Callsign
BEAUTY
Founded 2003 (as TUI Airlines Belgium)
Commenced operations 23 November 2005 (as Jetairfly)
Hubs Brussels
Alliance TUI Airlines
Fleet size 23 (+1 order)
Destinations 105
Parent company TUI Airlines (TUI Travel)
Headquarters Ostend, Belgium
Key people Elie Bruyninckx (President)
Website www.jetairfly.com
A Jetairfly Boeing 787-8
A Jetairfly Boeing 767-300ER in 2009 livery at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Boeing 737-800 OO-JAH, landing at Brussels Airport. (2011)
The Jetairfly Boeing 737-700 wing

Jetairfly is a Belgian airline with its headquarters in Ostend, Belgium and its centre of flight operations in Zaventem, Belgium.[1] It operates scheduled passenger flights. Officially known as TUI Airlines Belgium, it adopted its new trading name Jetairfly in November 2005.

Jetairfly is a part of the largest leisure fleet in Europe: together with seven other airlines which are linked together by the virtual alliance TUI Airlines, which is part of TUI Travel PLC, one of the largest tourism groups in the world. TUI Airlines incorporates Jetairfly, Arkefly (The Netherlands), Corsair International (France), TUIfly (Germany), Thomson Airways (United Kingdom) and TUIfly Nordic (Sweden), with a combined fleet of more than 150 aircraft.

Jetairfly has a network of 180 routes to more than 100 airports in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Africa and the United States. The airline's home base is Brussels Airport, but flights are also operated from 6 other bases: Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Liege Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Lille Airport in France, Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca and Marrakesh Menara Airport in Morocco.[2]

History[edit]

TUI Airlines Belgium was created in November 2003 as home carrier for tour operator Jetair, part of tourism group TUI AG. The original plans were to operate two aircraft, but after charter company Sobelair (home carrier for Jetair) ceased its operations, Jetairfly started its operations with 5 aircraft.

On 23 November 2005, Jetairfly acquired its current name, as part of the rebranding around Belgium's number 1 tourism brand Jetair.

Since October 2009, the Boeing 767-300ER, were revealed in an updated livery. The name 'Jetairfly' had been removed and replaced with 'operated by TUI Airlines Belgium'.[3] The livery was adapted because both Boeing 767-300ER aircraft were (between 2009 and 2012) also operating long-haul flights for other tour operators. They are only adapted on the Boeing 767-300ER, not on any of the other fleet.

In January 2012 Jetairfly announced that Jet4you, a low-cost Moroccan carrier and also a subsidiary of the TUI AG Group, would be fully integrated in Jetairfly. The merger was complete in April 2012.[4]

In March 2012 Jetairfly officially became a full scheduled airline, while previously a part of their flights were conducted as charter flights. As a result all flights can be booked in both directions even by non-EU citizens.[5]

In the beginning of 2013, Jetairfly was the first holiday airline worldwide to introduce the Embraer E-Jet 190 in its fleet.
In the autumn of 2013, the new office building and maintenance hangar "Jetairport" was inaugurated at Brussels Airport.
In December 2013, Jetairfly was the first and only Belgian airline to introduce the brand new Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner".

Service[edit]

On short-and medium haul flights, the airline offers three kinds of services:

  • Economy, offering full economy service with catering.
  • Buy on board, the lowcost option, offering snacks and drinks for purchase.
  • Service Plus/VIP Selection, offering premium meals, free champagne and alcohol, newspapers. At Brussels airport access to the VIP lounge, separate check-in and security fast lane.[6]

On long-haul flights, the airline offers two kinds of services depending on the type of aircraft:

On Boeing 767:

  • Economy Class.
  • Comfort class, comparable with Service plus/VIP Selection but offering more service, legroom, amenity kits, iPad IFE,[7] etc.

On Boeing 787:[8]

  • Economy en Economy+
  • Premium Club

Aircraft is equipped with AVOD for every passenger.

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The Jetairfly fleet includes the following aircraft (summer 2014):[9]

Jetairfly Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-700 5 0 149
Boeing 737-800 14 0 189
Boeing 737 MAX 8 0
TBA
TBA
From TUI group order of 60 737MAX
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0 257
Boeing 787-8 1 1 300
Embraer E-190 2 1 112
Total 23 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TUIfly Academy Brussels." Jetairfly. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Jetairfly annonce une base à Lille" (in French). air-journal.fr. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ TUI Belgium winter livery
  4. ^ "Marokkaanse Jet4you gaat op in Belgische Jetairfly" (in Dutch). Nieuwsblad.be. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ http://pers.jetair.be/pressroom/persberichten/20120322_Jetairfly.pdf Press release 22 March 2012. (Dutch)
  6. ^ Spinnae, David (2 December 2010). "Jetairfly breidt uit : nieuwe lijn, verhoogde vluchtfrequenties, vlootuitbreiding met de nieuwste technologie" (in Dutch). Flightlevel. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ https://www.jetairfly.com/en/legal/personal_entertainment_player
  8. ^ http://www.jetairflydreamliner.com/en
  9. ^ 5 May 2014. "Jetairfly Fleet in Jetairfly Magazine summer 2014". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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