OCTOBER 14TH, 2015

Small Planet Airlines GmbH teams with TUI Deutschland

Leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines GmbH is strengthening its positions in the German market flying from two new locations – Bremen and Paderborn. The company has revealed it started cooperating with Germany’s leading tour operator, and during the next holiday season it will fly to Rhodes, Heraklion, Kos, Menorca, Burgas.

“Working with the most popular travel organizer is the best way to grow for a recently established company. Our new destinations are among the most popular German holiday destinations”, says Andreas Wobig, CEO at Small Planet Airlines GmbH.

Small Planet Airlines began offering its services to the German market this October. In the first half of 2016 Small Planet Airlines GmbH is planning to obtain a German air operator’s certificate and operate flights under the German registration. For the next summer season, a total 14 weekly flights with TUI Deutschland are scheduled, more than 300 in total.

“We are looking forward to this collaboration with Small Planet, as we can expand our extensive flight program even further with more non-stop flights on attractive prices”, says Olaf Petersenn, director commercial aviation from TUI Deutschland.

Small Planet Group, the majority shareholder of Small Planet Airlines GmbH, is also operating leisure airlines in Lithuania and Poland. The company offers flights to European and Asian passengers by 18 Airbus 320 aircraft.

During the first half of the year the income of Small Planet Group rose by 25.3%. The company is planning to invest added profits in the passenger comfort: during the upcoming year EUR 6 million will be spent on renewing all of its aircraft, making it the largest investment in the fleet renewal throughout the company’s history.

TUI Deutschland GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the TUI Group, the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism group domiciled in Germany. The German group of TUI companies includes the core brand TUI as well as numerous other well-known tour operators and brands such as 1-2-FLY, airtours and L’tur, the charter airline TUIfly and specialist companies such as Gebeco and Berge & Meer. TUI thus covers the entire range of travel products from premium via individual all the way to budget travel.