TUI fly Belgium

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TUIfly Belgium
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Commenced operations 23 November 2005
Hubs Brussels Airport
Focus cities
Alliance TUI Airlines
Fleet size 25
Destinations 105
Parent company TUI Group
Headquarters Zaventem, Belgium
Key people Elie Bruyninckx, President

TUIfly Belgium,[1] until October 2016 Jetairfly,[1] is a Belgian airline with its administrative headquarters in Ostend, Belgium and its centre of flight operations at Brussels Airport, Belgium.[2] It operates scheduled passenger flights. It adopted its the trading name Jetairfly in November 2005 and became TUIfly Belgium on 19 October 2016.[1]

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


The airline 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, The airline was rebranded Jetairfly as part of the rebranding around Belgium's number 1 tourism brand Jetair.

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.[3] 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.[4]

In the beginning of 2013, Jetairly was the first leisure 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".

On 14 November 2014 Jetairfly sealed a wet-lease deal to provide up to four aircraft with crew to operate on behalf of ECAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of the Congo, from mid 2015 on.[5] [6]

In 2015 it was the first and only Belgian airline with an ISO 14001 certification for their focus on sustainability and the smallest ecological footprint.[7] [8]

On 13 May 2015, it was announced by the TUI Group that all five of TUI's airline subsidiaries will be named TUI, whilst keeping their separate Air Operator's Certificate, taking over three years to complete.[9] On 19 October 2016, Jetairfly was rebranded to TUIfly Belgium as the second airline within the TUI group which underwent the name change.[1]


TUIfly Belgium 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 8 other bases: Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Liege Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Antwerp Airport, Lille Airport in France, Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca and Marrakesh Menara Airport in Morocco.[10]


TUIfly Belgium Boeing 787-8 still wearing Jetairfly titles

The TUIfly Belgium fleet includes the following aircraft, as of July 2016:[11]

TUIfly Belgium fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
P E Total
Boeing 737-700 6 148 148
Boeing 737-800 14 1 189 189
Boeing 767-300ER 1 31 264 295
Boeing 787-8 1 47 253 300
Embraer 190 3 112 112
Total 25


Short- and medium-haul[edit]

TUIfly Belgium head office in Ostend

On short-and medium haul flights, TUIfly Belgium offers three kinds of services on their all-Economy Class aircraft:

  • Economy Class with Buy on board service offering snacks and drinks for purchase.
  • Economy Class with standard service including catering.
  • Economy Class with Service Plus/VIP Selection, offering premium meals, free alcohol, newspapers. At Brussels airport access to the VIP lounge, separate check-in and security fast lane.[12]


Boeing 767
  • Economy Class with standard service including catering.
  • Comfort Class, offering lounge access and security fast lane in Brussels, premium meals including free alcohol, newspapers, more legroom and amenity kits.
Boeing 787[13]
  • Economy Class with standard service including catering.
  • Economy+ Class with more legroom and enhanced services.
  • Premium Club offering lounge access and security fast lane in Brussels, premium meals including free alcohol, newspapers, more spacious seats and amenity kits.

On all long-haul flights there is AVOD for every passenger.


  1. ^ a b c d - Jetairfly rebrands as TUIfly Belgium 21 October 2016
  2. ^ "TUIfly Academy Brussels." Jetairfly. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Marokkaanse Jet4you gaat op in Belgische Jetairfly" (in Dutch). 10 January 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Press release 22 March 2012. (Dutch)
  5. ^ "Congo's ECAIR adds first Jetairfly B737 to fleet". 7 August 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Belgium's Jetairfly Seals Wet-Lease Deal With ECAir". 15 January 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jetairfly, the first Belgian airline with ISO 14001 certification". 20 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Jetairfly ecological footprint". Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  9. ^ "TUI Group to rebrand five airlines as 'TUI'". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jetairfly annonce une base à Lille" (in French). 22 January 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Belgian Aircraft Register". Belgian Government - Official information and services. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Spinnae, David (2 December 2010). "Jetairfly breidt uit : nieuwe lijn, verhoogde vluchtfrequenties, vlootuitbreiding met de nieuwste technologie" (in Dutch). Flightlevel. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Home". JetairFly Dreamliner. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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