The holiday airline Tuifly wants to start the summer flight schedule for 17 with just 737 Boeing 800-2021s. The carrier will no longer be present from Basel, Paderborn and Cologne / Bonn. The long-haul plans are also on hold, at least for the foreseeable future.
At Tuifly, around 900 jobs are in acute danger, because the fleet is to be reduced by around 50 percent. Owner Tui expects significantly lower demand in the long term, which is why the in-house holiday plane is being shrunk. Since the travel company has repeatedly been helped with government aid worth billions, employee representatives are storming against the plans.
In the summer of 2020, Tuifly will fly only 39 aircraft instead of 737 Boeing 800-17s. These are to be stationed in Hanover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart and Munich. According to current plans, the offer consists of 14 holiday destinations. The tour operator Tui will continue to offer trips from Paderborn, Basel and Cologne as well as from other airports, but the flights will no longer be operated by the in-house airline. Instead, tickets and allotments are purchased from other providers and included in the package tours.