TUI fly to downsize in face of falling demand | News

TUI Team has started consultation on ideas to sharply shrink the dimension of its airline fleet.

The ideas would encompass the shrinking of the TUI fly Germany fleet from 39 to seventeen Boeing 737-800 plane and the loss of 900 work in Germany (720 flight crew and a hundred and eighty floor personnel).

TUI also proposed the merger of the 5 airways beneath just one one organization headquartered in Hanover, with fewer bases in Germany.

TUI fly Germany running director, Oliver Lackmann, claimed: “There is no question that these are big improvements and cutbacks for our workers and for the organization.

“Nobody can take the final decision frivolously, neither I myself as running director and flight captain nor the supervisory board.

“But the TUI fly fleet is way too large for the purchaser base of our German TUI tour operator.

“We need to reduce this fleet and operate a lot more closely collectively in the 5 airways of the group.

“Otherwise, as a top quality provider of getaway flights, we will further improve our aggressive drawback about other airways.”

TUI fly claimed it experienced the assist of the supervisory board for restructuring ideas, as very well as a mandate to negotiate with will work councils and trade unions.

An existing work assure till the close of 2021 for all German TUI providers remains in position, the provider included.

Speaking right after the meeting of the supervisory board of TUI fly in Hanover, Lackmann included: “Even before the corona pandemic, the German airline sector was characterised by significant overcapacity and a fierce rate opposition.

“The corona pandemic has led to serious disruptions in the airline sector, particularly for getaway flyers.

“The normal business of TUI fly has occur to a complete standstill considering the fact that mid-March.

“According to forecasts, air traffic in the coming calendar year will nonetheless be drastically decreased than the volume in 2019.

“Even in the peak season, the TUI fly fleet was not in a position to attain a expense-covering occupancy price before corona.

“In the earlier, between 14 and 7 plane with crews were being completely leased to airBerlin and later on to Eurowings.

“These were being thus plane and seats which we as a tour operator were being unable to fill with our own customers.

“The predicament has now become even a lot more tough because of to the pandemic.

“In the prolonged-term interests of all workers of our airline – and in the interests of TUI as a full – we need to make TUI fly in good shape for the future.”

TUI fly will continue on to be dependent in Hanover, when Hanover and Düsseldorf will remain the greatest bases of the fleet.