TUIfly Nordic

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TUIfly Nordic
TUIfly-Nordic.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
6B BLX BLUESCAN
Founded 1985 (as Transwede)
Hubs Copenhagen Airport
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
Helsinki Airport
Malmö Airport
Oslo Gardermoen Airport
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Alliance TUI Airlines
Fleet size 8
Destinations 23
Parent company TUI Group
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people Alexander Huber
Website www.tuiflynordic.se

TUIfly Nordic AB, formerly known as Britannia Nordic or Transwede, is a charter airline based in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] The name changed on 1 May 2006. It operates holiday charter flights from airports in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to fly vacation travelers for the tour operators Star Tour (Denmark and Norway), Fritidsresor (Sweden) and Finnmatkat (Finland). They have destinations in the Canary Islands, Egypt, Greece, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.

History[edit]

The airline was originally formed in 1985 to handle the charter operations of Transwede Airways. In 1996, the charter part of the airline was taken over by Swedish tour operator Fritidsresor and renamed Blue Scandinavia. When Britannia Airways took control in 1998 following the acquisition of Fritidsresor by Thomson, the airline was renamed Britannia AB and later rebranded as Britannia Nordic. In 2000 Preussag (later TUI) acquired the Thomson Group.

In November 2005, the airline was rebranded as Thomsonfly and in May 2006 as TUIfly Nordic due to the new marketing strategy of the TUI Group. In the case of TUIfly Nordic, sometimes the logo of 'Fritidsresor' is marked on the fuselage to indicate their role as the companies main tour operator.

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 Operators Certificate, taking over three years to complete. The name change for TUIfly Nordic is scheduled to be completed around 2018.[2]

Blue Scandinavia logo

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

TUIfly Nordic
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 6 0 189
Boeing 767-300ER 2 0 N/A
Total 8 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fakta om TUIfly Nordic" (in Swedish). TUIfly Nordic. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ TUI Rebrand

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