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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 11:59
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Two New 737-8s

Looks like a couple of new 737-8Max have been acquired on lease.

https://aviationsourcenews.com/airli...ith-tui-group/

For info, not related to the above (I believe), G-TUMX was delivered in the last week.
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 12:30
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Originally Posted by P330 View Post
Looks like a couple of new 737-8Max have been acquired on lease.
If you read the article, you will see that it is a buy-and-leaseback of two aircraft ordered by TUI.
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Old 24th Feb 2023, 06:49
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TUI UK back on Marsa Alam route from W23, welcome back!
There longest 737 route?

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Old 24th Feb 2023, 10:45
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TUI UK back on Marsa Alam route from W23, welcome back!
There longest 737 route?
I would say one of the Cape Verde destinations would be slightly further than Marsa Alam, although I stand to be corrected.
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Old 24th Feb 2023, 11:00
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Boa Vista 2752nm vs 2500 Marsa Alam ex LGW
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LGW and MAN to Banjul have been flown on the TUI 737-800, plus Enter Air flew this route too with theirs - I think the inbounds may have had a stop.

TUI airlines were flying 737-800 to BJL from Holland and Belgium, also from Bratislava, operated by Smartwings, once a week with 737-800,
and most of these operate via (SID) Espargos Sal Cape Verde on the inbound.

Most of these, have all now been taken over by the B737-Max 8 and still route via SID on the inbounds,
except to LGW and MAN which are non-stop, and to WAW is back via LIS.
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 19:41
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Sunwing

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May be true of SmartLynx (depends which version!), but Freebirds fleet compares with the Sunwing 738's

And isn't the issue with Sunwing as much to do with crew as the a/c. Single a/c bases are always more vulnerable to disruption, but then you have the licenceing issues around Canadian a/c - smaller pool of replacements avaolable.
Quoted the above as quite appropriate - BHX summer schedule seems to have changed and the Smartlynx A320 flights now appear to be 2 based Sunwing aircraft. I assume some major changes across the network are happening?

Only flown on Sunwing once and it was delayed out of Naples due weather at BHX, which was flat calm and 10K and a total coincidence the aircraft was met on arrival by engineers and a new tyre

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Old 7th Mar 2023, 20:01
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Sunwing to be based at Aberdeen, Birmingham East Midlands and Cardiff so far. Started seeing flight change notifications today. Will update once I have any more updates.

** UPDATE**

Norwich to get Sunwing again in S23 and as mentioned already Belfast too

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Old 7th Mar 2023, 20:13
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Any ideas what will be based at Belfast International. Thought it was meant to be Sunwing this year.
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 20:53
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Originally Posted by BFS BHD View Post
Any ideas what will be based at Belfast International. Thought it was meant to be Sunwing this year.
It's Sunwing
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Originally Posted by mart901 View Post
It's Sunwing
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 18:30
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Are there any plans to repaint the 737ís that fly in the old scheme before the summer? Noted TUKM and TAWY both at NCL last week looking a bit tired/ a flash back to 2013 and not on current brand!
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Tui is adding a further 150,000 additional seats for UK customers for winter 2023-24 to cater for increased demand for winter sun. Nine services have been added for the full winter season, including new flights to Boa Vista, Cape Verde, from Birmingham, and weekly flights to Sid, Cape Verde, from Glasgow, Birmingham and East Midlands. And a new weekly flight has been added to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, from Manchester, Gatwick and Newcastle.
In Egypt, it has also added 80,000 more seats for the winter season to Marsa Alam from Gatwick and will launch a new Cardiff service to Sharm from Easter 2024. Hurghada will see new flights from Gatwick and Manchester from Easter 2024, following strong Easter bookings this year to the destination. In Tunisia, Tui is adding 15,000 extra seats with new flights to Enfidha from Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham, starting from Easter 2024. Morocco will be served by additional flights from Easter 2024 to provide 10 and 11-night durations to Agadir from Birmingham, and to Marrakesh from Birmingham and Bristol, both starting from Easter 2024.
https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...4-biggest-ever
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Nice to see some expansion and I hope that TUI and Jet2 are able to continue to grow alongside each other. Particularly glad to see Sharm el Sheikh back and from NCL. This will be the first time in a long time that both HRG and SSH have been served from NCL simultaneously.

I do hope to see NCL-Morocco/Cape Verde at some point in the not too distant future
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Quote "weekly flights to Sid, Cape Verde, from Glasgow, Birmingham and East Midlands".

I assume a typo, they are not really saying BHX-SID is going to be reduced by 50% winter 23/24? BHX is twice weekly summer and winter and one service in winter remains as the 788 so not sure what they are saying here. Boa Vista part is correct it will be the first winter at 3 per week.

There winter 23/24 schedule from BHX is very impressive and shows shows a significant increase in seats to actually what operated this winter but alas it rarely turns out that way although this winter I have to say I am not sure that the adjustments on some routes was down to lack of passengers going by the loads and all frequencies bar one were restored this week.

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Old 9th Mar 2023, 16:34
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Cape Verde

Cape Verde has grown in popularity for British sun seekers since launching in 2005. With a further 45,000 seats added for this winter, customers can take advantage of the long sandy beaches, perfect temperatures and cultural spots off the west coast of Africa. TUI is adding a third weekly flight to Boa Vista from Birmingham, as well as weekly UK departures to Sal from Newcastle, Glasgow and East Midlands airport.
https://www.tui.co.uk/press/tui-laun...00-more-seats/

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Are all these additions genuine new capacity or resumption of pre-covid levels?
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Cape verde in whatever guise comes and goes, it always has.
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 11:35
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Dynamic Holiday Packages

This piece has been around now for a month or so.

Aside from the comments about the lack of a price war coming, for me the real interest is the strive for more dynamic packaging. This effectively means offering flights on 3rd party airlines and taking hotel slots when demand arises (as opposed to up front) and selling the combo as a TUI package. This has already started with a growing use of Easyjet for example, but it looks like this will be one of the ways TUI wants to grow in the UK.

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/tui-v-...r-agents-38510

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This shows what happens if you misbehave on a long haul flight that flies over the USA....

https://www.justice.gov/usao-me/pr/b...t-diverted-bgr


Good riddance and good luck getting a holiday very soon....
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