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TUI Fly Announces Long-Haul Service to the Caribbean and Mexico From Dusseldorf

TUI fly announced on Tuesday that they will be offering service to the Caribbean from Dusseldorf starting November 4, 2020. The carrier will offer once weekly service to Puerto Plata and two flights weekly to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

TUI fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy TUI Group

Yesterday, TUI fly announced the addition of three new long-haul destinations from Dusseldorf as part of their Winter 2020/2021 schedule. The airline will offer one weekly flight to Puerto Plata and three weekly flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from November 4, 2020. Additionally, TUI fly will offer three weekly flights to Cancun, Mexico. The routes will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, providing a total of 100,000 seats on Caribbean routes for the season. In Tuesday’s announcement, TUI fly GmbH’s Managing Director, Oliver Lackmann said,

“By launching long-haul flights, we are opening up new horizons at TUI fly. Our passengers will benefit from a completely redeveloped in-flight product that can be optimally adjusted to their individual needs and preferences. In combination with our modern Boeing 787 jets, which do not only offer excellent passenger comfort and convenience but are also highly carbon-efficient, we are creating a completely new travel experience in the leisure long-haul segment.”

TUI fly will base two Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Dusseldorf during the winter season. The aircraft are arranged in a two-class 300 seat configuration, with 253 Economy Class and 47 Premium Economy Class seats. Onboard, Economy Class customers will enjoy two hot meals, non-alcoholic beverages and an IFE system with over 200 hours of entertainment. Premium Class guests receive elevated menu options, a comprehensive range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and other amenities. TUI fly differentiates their long-haul product from other German leisure carriers by offering an Economy Class cabin with nine XL and 84 comfort seats, thereby offering more legroom to around half of their guests. Also commenting on Tuesday’s announcement, TUI Deutschland GmbH’s CEO, Marek Andryszak added,

“The Caribbean is among German TUI customer’s favorite long-haul destinations. That is why it is only consistent for TUI fly to enter the long-haul business to be able to offer our guests a reliable and convenient travel experience in the proven TUI quality from the very beginning in that segment, too. Thanks to our extensive portfolio of adults-only hotels, family hotels and round trips with our new TUI tours brand, our products will match the preferences of each individual traveler.”

Founded in 2007 with the merger of Hapag-Lloyd Express and Hapagfly, TUI fly is a wholly owned subsidiary of the TUI Group, the world’s leading tourism group. The carrier offers service to popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira, Egypt and now the Caribbean and Mexico for TUI and other tour operators. TUI Fly’s fleet consists of 39 modern Boeing 737s and two Boeing 787 Dreamliners. As part of their fleet optimization program, the carrier will integrate new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into their fleet after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) grounding has been lifted and all training requirements have been met.

Source: TUI Group


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