TUI fly Belgium
|Founded||2003 (as Jetairfly)|
|Commenced operations||23 November 2005|
|Parent company||TUI Group|
|Key people||Elie Bruyninckx, President|
The airline is a subsidiary of the TUI Group and part of the TUI Airlines. TUI Airlines also incorporates the sister companies TUI fly Netherlands, Corsair International (France), TUI fly Deutschland (Germany), TUI Airways (United Kingdom) and TUI fly Nordic (Sweden).
The airline was created in November 2003 as a home carrier for tour operator Jetair, part of the 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. 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.
In the beginning of 2013, Jetairfly 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 13 May 2015, it was announced by the TUI Group that all five of TUI's airline subsidiaries will be named TUI fly, whilst keeping their separate Air Operator's Certificate, taking over three years to complete. On 19 October 2016, Jetairfly received the new brand name TUI fly Belgium with the legal name still being TUI Airlines Belgium NV  as the second airline within the TUI group which underwent the name change.
TUI fly 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 eight 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.
|Boeing 737-700||4||–||–||148||148||To be retired.|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||4||11||–||189||189||All aircraft stored due to international groundings.|
|Boeing 737 MAX 10||—||4||TBA|
TUI Group has 70 737 MAXs on order for the group. The order consists of 18 MAX 10 aircraft, with the remaining variants unspecified as of June 2017. In 2018 TUI fly Belgium was set to receive a total of four new MAX aircraft. Over the next four years they were scheduled to receive a total of 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and four Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft. Deliveries of the new aircraft to the TUI Group commenced in January 2018 with the first aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, delivered to TUI fly Belgium.
Short- and medium-haul
On short-and medium haul flights, there are three types of service offered on 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. Access to the VIP lounge at Brussels-Zaventem Airport, with separate check-in and security fast lane.
- Boeing 767
- Economy Class with standard service including catering.
- Comfort Class with lounge access and security fast lane at Brussels-Zaventem Airport, premium meals including free alcohol, newspapers, extra legroom and amenity kits.
- Boeing 787
- Economy Class with standard service including catering.
- Economy+ Class with extra legroom and enhanced standard services.
- Premium Club with lounge access and security fast lane at Brussels-Zaventem Airport, premium meals including free alcohol, newspapers, extra-legroom seats and amenity kits.
On all long-haul flights there is AVOD for every passenger.
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