TUIfly GmbH is a low cost airline based at Hannover Airport in Langenhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany. The airline offers both charter and scheduled flights. About 60% of all seats are sold directly, 30% as a part of a TUI holiday package and 10% by other agencies. TUIfly, with its fleet of 38 aircraft, is the third largest airline in Germany, behind Lufthansa and Air Berlin.
All flights within Germany and other non-tourist destinations are operated on behalf of Air Berlin and the service of Air Berlin. Hot meals are served on the longest flights, including those to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Egypt, and Madeira. The airline was formed in 2007 by the merger of Hapag Lloyd Flug and Hapag Lloyd Express as a branch of TUI Travel. The airline codes of its predecessor are still in use, and the former callsign YELLOWCAB remained in use until it was changed to TUIJET on 24 September 2010. TUIfly Travel confirmed on 27 March 2009 that it had sealed a strategic partnership with Air Berlin that would see Tui Travel take a 20% stake in Air Berlin, and Air Berlin 20% in TUIfly. Due to regulatory matters, this was changed to 9.9%. Air Berlin will also wet-lease 17 aircraft from TUIfly and take over all of TUIfly’s city connections. TUI will focus on serving the charter market with 21 aircraft of the remaining fleet. From 25 October 2009, all German domestic flights previously operated by TUIfly were taken over by Air Berlin, as well as all flights to Austria, Italy and Croatia. Most of these flights are still operated by TUIfly aircraft, but are marketed by Air Berlin.
TUIfly offers free drinks, snacks, and meals on flights to and from Cape Verde, Egypt, Greece, Israel, southern Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain (including the Canary Islands), and Tunisia.