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TUIfly is a German airline, with headquarters in Hanover. There are several TUIfly bases in airports across Germany. The airline was established in 1972 as Hapag-Lloyd Flug. In 2007 after the merger with Hapag-Lloyd Express, it was rebranded as TUIfly.

All of its 40 planes are Boeing, and their average age is seven years. It is part of the TUI airlines alliance and flies to over 35 destinations in Europe, Africa, and Israel. There are direct flights between Munich and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, which are serviced by Boeing 737-800.

Information correct as of April 2017

Why Fly With TUIfly

How to Check in

You can check in online as early as 30 days before your flight, but no later than five hours prior to departure. Failing to do so will incur a €5 airport check-in fee. If you depart from Kos in Greece, check-in starts 48 hours before departure. Check-in desks open two hours before scheduled departure time and close 45 minutes before with the exception of Tel Aviv, where desks close one hour before. Passengers who book a Perfect fare can check in at the airport free of charge, as well as groups of more than nine people per booking, people with impaired vision or mobility, unaccompanied children with a booked attendant service, and passengers with registered animals.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Perfect fares include a free allowance of up to 20 kg. TUIfly Card Gold holders can bring one piece of luggage up to 30 kg free of charge. Pure fares holders can purchase baggage allowance in these installments: 15 kg - €15; 20 kg - €20; 25 kg - €25, and 32 kg - €35. These prices are valid if you buy the allowance online in advance. Baggage allowance purchased at the airport will incur a €30 surcharge. In all cases, the bag must not be larger than 158 cm (height+length+width), and the maximum weight per item is 32 kg. Hand baggage allowance is not so generous: each passenger can bring one carry-on item weighing up to 6 kg and measuring 55x40x20 cm, plus a notebook.


The distance between your seat and the seat in front of you is 76 cm. Comfort seats have an extra 11 cm of legroom and XL seats have a 99 cm seat pitch. You can select your seats in advance for €13-€35.

Booking Fees

TUIfly adds a 2% transaction fee to all payments made by credit or debit cards. Skyscanner doesn’t add any extra charges.

Service on Board

If your fare doesn’t include a meal, you can either pre-order online or simply buy onboard. Smile Bistro meal orders cannot be canceled or refunded. There is no entertainment system on board.


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