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TUI Airways

TUI Airways, previously known as Thomson Airways, is a British airline that’s part of the TUI Airline group, under the ownership and operation of the TUI Group. The airline was established in 1962 and transitioned to its current name, TUI Airways, in October 2017. It provides both scheduled and charter flights from the UK and Ireland to various destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. Among UK airlines, it ranks fourth in terms of total passengers carried, following EasyJet, British Airways, and

The airline has a fleet of 60 aircraft that operate from 24 different airports across the UK. The fleet comprises four different types of aircraft, including the Boeing Boeing 767-300, 737-800, Boeing 737 Max 8 and most importantly, the very popular Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Dreamliners are equipped with several advanced features, such as a light-and-oxygen system to help reduce jetlag and individual TV screens on every seat and are one of the quietest planes to fly with.

TUI Airways has several bases in the UK and around the world. In the UK, it operates from various airports, including London Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, and Newcastle. The airline flies to more than 70 destinations worldwide, ranging from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. On a global scale, TUI boasts a fleet of over 150 aircraft, which can be expanded to more than 175 aircraft during peak season through rentals.

TUI also has subsidiary and sister companies carrying the company’s name and logo such as TUI fly Norway operating from plenty of Norwegian airports such as Oslo-Gardermoen, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Molde, Stavanger, Torp-Sandefjord, Tromsø, Værnes-Trondheim and Ålesund Vigra or TUI fly Netherlands & Belgium which operate from airports in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Morocco, serving more than 100 destinations.

TUI Airways Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

10 kg (no allowance for infants under 2 years old)

Max dimensions:

55cm x 40cm x 20cm

Laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand luggage

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

15- 20kg included in Package holidays (depending on type of the holiday)

10kg free allowance for infants under 2 years old in Package holidays

Max dimensions:

158 cm (L+W+H)

Example of checked baggage fees (often varies depending on destination)

  • 15 kg – £46
  • 20 kg – £54
  • 25kg – £70

these are often the cheapest if bought online during reservation or before check-in

Mind the Excess luggage charges

  • Short haul flights: £13 or €17 per kg
  • Mid-haul flights: £15 or €19 per kg
  • Long haul flights: £18 or $27 per kg
More about TUI Airways baggage allowances on official website.


Airport check-in

  • Open at least 2.5 hours before scheduled departure for short-haul flight
  • Open at least 3.5 hours before scheduled departure for long-haul flight

Online & Mobile check-in

  • Open 48 hours – 6 hours before scheduled departure (separate for outbound and return flights)

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Seat Selection

Premium, Extra Legroom or Extra Space seats include free selection in advance
Standart seat reservation - from £11.50
Extra legroom seats - £32
Extra space seats - £36

More details here.

On board service

Inflight meals

Complimentary snacks, hot sandwiches on short and mid-haul flights up to 7 hours.

Complimentary main meal and a light refreshment with drinks on long-haul flights over 7 hours.

Inflight entertainment

Selection of movies, music stations and games on long-haul flights, especially on board of Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

No flight entertainment on short-haul flights.

Onboard WiFi

Not Available

Power supply

Sockets and USB available on board of Boeing 787 Dreamliner (premium class)

Airline extras

The airline offers early luggage drop-off from some of the airports.


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