|Founded||2003 (as TUI Airlines Belgium)|
|Parent company||TUI Airlines (TUI Travel PLC)|
|Key people||Elie Bruyninckx (President)|
Jetairfly is a Belgian airline with its headquarters in Ostend, Belgium and its centre of flight operations in Zaventem, Belgium. 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 a part of the TUI Travel PLC Group, the largest tourism group in the world. TUI Airlines groups Jetairfly, Arkefly (The Netherlands), Corsairfly (France), TUIfly (Germany), Thomson Airways (United Kingdom), TUIfly Nordic (Sweden) and Jet4you (Morocco) with a fleet of more than hundred aircraft.
Since March 2004, Jetairfly has operated to more than 80 airports in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Africa and Asia. The airline's home base is Brussels Airport, but flights are also operated from Liege Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport. The airline carries hundreds of thousands of passengers annually and is the second largest airline in Belgium.
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' has been removed and replaced with 'operated by TUI Airlines Belgium'. The livery is adapted because both Boeing 767-300ER aircraft are 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.
In March 2012 Jetairfly officially became a full scheduled airline, while previously a part of their flights were conducted as charterflights. As a result all flights can be booked in both directions even by non-EU citizens.
On short-and medium haul flights, the airline offers three kinds of services:
- Economy, offering full economy service with catering.
- Buy on board, the cheapest 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.
On long-haul flights, the airline offers two kinds of services:
- Economy Class.
- Comfort class, comparable with Service plus/VIP Selection but offering more service, legroom, amenity kits, iPad IFE, etc.
The Jetairfly fleet includes the following aircraft (as of May 2013):
- "TUIfly Academy Brussels." Jetairfly. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
- TUI Belgium winter livery
- "Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved January 21, 2012.(dutch)
- http://pers.jetair.be/pressroom/persberichten/20120322_Jetairfly.pdf Pressrelease March 22, 2012. (dutch)
- "."Flightlevel. Retrieved May 31, 2011.(dutch)
- Jetairfly Current Fleet, Planespotters.net, 02 May 2013.
- "Boeing Announces Contracts for 11 787 Dreamliners and 50 Next-Generation 737s with TUI Group", PR-Inside.com, 16 May 2007.
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