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Arkefly
Arkefly logo.png
IATA
OR
ICAO
TFL
Callsign
ARKEFLY
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
Website www.arkefly.com

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.

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History

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.

Destinations

Fleet

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

Arkefly Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
(Star/Comfort/Economy)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-800 3 2 180
(84/96)
Short-Medium haul 1 aircraft operated for CanJet
Boeing 767-300ER 3 272
(12/95/165)
Short-Long haul
Boeing 787-8 3 Short-Long haul

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

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Livery

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

References

  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 ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  4. ^ Arkefly Fleet and Age

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