December 8, 2023

TUI Airlines: Great Britain’s last Boeing 767 aircraft to be retired

Tui Airways is retiring its last two 767-300ER aircraft. There will then no longer be any passenger versions of the aircraft registered in Great Britain.

It’s the end of an era, at least for Tui Airways. The holiday airline is retiring its last two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The last passenger versions of the model will therefore stop flying in the UK.

The 25.4-year-old G-OBYF first flew in May 1998 and was delivered to Britannia a month later. The 328-seat aircraft also previously operated for Garuda Indonesia and British German Airlines before being used by Thomson, Thomsonfly and finally TUI.

Transfer to cargo ships

The Boeing 767 with registration G-OBYK is slightly smaller. It first flew in early March 1999 and was delivered to Air 2000 in the same month. She later worked for First Choice and then Aeroflot for six years before moving to Tuifly Nordic and finally Tui UK.

Both planes are now coming to Istanbul and will be converted into cargo planes there, according to the Simple Flying portal. Tui UK’s long-haul fleet will consist of only Boeing 787 aircraft.

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