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TUI fly Deutschland Introduces Hybrid Retro Livery Aircraft

by Matt Falcus

Boeing 737 der TUIfly in der Sonderlackiering: TUIfly, HIX:com und Hapag Lloyd. Hannover , den 7.5.2024

TUI fly Deutschland has painted one of its aircraft in an interesting scheme depicting its current and previous liveries.

The heritage aircraft is D-AMAH, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, and it has been painted to mark the airline’s 50th anniversary.


A Tale of Three Airlines

Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Pedro Aragão, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

The three airlines depicted on the new scheme are Hapag-Lloyd, Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), and TUI fly Deutschland.

These mark the different identities of the company, which was founded as Hapag-Lloyd as an offshoot of the well-known shipping company in 1972 and commenced operations a year later.

The airline grew to become a major leisure operator flying out of many German airports, with a fleet covering types like the Boeing 727, 737, BAC 1-11 and Airbus A310.

In 2002 the airline founded Hapag-Lloyd Express as its answer to the growing wave of low-cost operators starting up across Europe. Its aircraft flew in a bright New York taxi scheme.

In 2007, however, the two parts of the airline merged and became part of the large TUI group’s range of companies. Along with airlines like Britannia Airways and Jetair, its aircraft were painted in the familiar blue livery which it retains today.

This aircraft wears TUI’s scheme on its forward fuselage, Hapag-Lloyd Express in the centre section, and Hapag-Lloyd on the rear and tail.



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