The Full Wiki

Arkefly: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arkefly logo.png
Founded 2005
Hubs Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Alliance TUI Airlines
Fleet size 6 (+5 orders)
Destinations 33
Parent company TUI Airlines (TUI Travel PLC)
Headquarters Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Key people Steven van der Heijden

Arkefly is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Schiphol Airport in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.[1] It is the charter carrier of the Dutch arm of TUI and its main base is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.[2] It carries out regular and chartered flights, although most of the chartered flights are operated for the Dutch tour operator Arke. It operates to destinations in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Caribbean, Canary Islands, North Africa, Brazil and the Netherlands Antilles.



Arkefly traces its roots to Air Holland, which was founded in 1981. After financial problems Air Holland was taken over by the Exel Aviation Group and took a new start as HollandExel in March 2004. In May 2005 the Exel Aviation Group was declared bankrupt. The TUI Group took over the airline's activities and renamed it Arkefly. It is now wholly owned by the TUI Group. Its name was based on the largest Dutch tour operator, Arke, which is also a subsidiary of the TUI Group. The newly reorganized airline operated its first flight in September 2005.



The Arkefly fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 27 December 2009): [3]

Arkefly Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-800 3 2 180
Short-Medium haul 1 aircraft operated for CanJet
Boeing 767-300ER 3 272
Short-Long haul
Boeing 787-8 3 Short-Long haul

The Arkefly average fleet age is 10.6 years (at 14 May 2009).[4]



The fleet is recognisable by the light blue fuselage with the Arkefly letters and the red TUI logo on the tail, although 2 767's and the leased 757 have a white fuselage instead of the light blue.

External links


  1. ^ "Arkefly." TUI Nederland. Retrieved on 28 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 77. 2007-03-27.  
  3. ^ Arkefly fleet list at Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  4. ^ Arkefly Fleet and Age


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address