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TUI fly Netherlands (formerly known as Arkefly and Arke) is a subsidiary of German travel group TUI Group headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.

TUI fly Netherlands history leads back to Air Holland, which was founded in 1981. The German TUI Group took over the airline and renamed it ArkeFly and eventually became wholly owned by TUI Group. In September 2005, the airline, under the TUI Group organisation, commenced operation.

TUI fly Netherlands has a codeshare agreement with Surinam Airways.

About TUI fly - In 2007, Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) and Hapagfly merged to form TUI fly. TUI fly is a wholly-owned enterprise of the TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group with headquarters in Hanover, Germany.TUI fly headquarters are at the Hanover Airport (HAJ).

The airline flies to holiday regions all around the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira and Egypt for TUI and other tour operators. By the summer of 2014, TUI fly used 40 Boeing 737 aircraft to fly to these destinations.

Baggage Allowance

Elite members have privileges such as access to the VIP lounge, a higher checked baggage allowance, and being to upgrade their ticket to a different cabin.

Carry-on Baggage

For all travel classes, cabin baggage for travel on China Airlines must not exceed 7kg in weight and must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches in size. An extra piece of cabin baggage is permitted for passengers travelling on Business Class.

Checked Baggage

For economy class, checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg in weight. Whereas checked baggage should not weigh more than 40kg in business class.

Check-In Information

Web Check-In

TUI fly Netherlands passengers can check-in online using your reservation number. TUI fly Netherlands allows you to check-in up to 24 hours before your flight departure.

Airport Check-In

For passengers wishing to check-in at the airport instead of online can do so at the check-in desks at the airport terminal.

Contact Alternative Airlines who can help you through the process.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

The airline's economy class provides an affordable fare, granting you the flexibility to decide which add ons you need onboard. TUI fly Netherlands has one standard cabin class, the economy class.

Economy Facilities

The airline offers snacks and food as well as hot and cold beverages. The inflight entertainment has a good selection of movies, music, and games for you to stay entertained throughout the flight. There is no in-flight WiFi connectivity available on TUI fly Netherlands.

What are TUI fly Netherlands seats like?

TUI fly Netherlands offers has high-quality comfortable seat with a lot of legroom.

In-flight Entertainment

Long haul flights that are more than seven hours in journey time have entertainment provided on board. There is a selection of movies, music and games to choose from.


Wi-Fi is unavailable on board TUI fly Netherlands flights.

Frequent Flyer Program

TUI fly Netherlands don't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

TUI fly Netherlands don't currently have an airline alliance.

Special Services

TUI fly Netherlands provide a range of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:


If you are in need of wheelchair assistance at the airport, you have to speak to China Airlines at least 48 hours before departure. You can request this service by getting through to the airline's customer service; or the Alternative Airlines customer service team if you have booked through our website. For more information on this please see our wheelchair assistance page.

Unaccompanied Minor

TUI fly Netherlands offers services for unaccompanied minors. Airlines offer special escort service to young passengers aged between 5 and 11 years who are travelling alone without their parents/guardians. They can also be accompanied by an adult or a youth of at least 16 years of age who is responsible for them. For more information on this contact the airline or alternatively, contact us. Also, you can find more information on our unaccompanied minors page on this.

Expectant Mothers

Pregnant mothers are permitted on flights 36 weeks of pregnancy which also applies to a returning flight. The airline can ask for proof of your expectant date.

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Destinations that TUI fly Netherlands flies to

TUI fly Netherlands flies to all major cities, as well as numerous smaller airports, across the Netherlands. As of October 2019, TUI fly Netherlands flies between the following destinations:

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Hub Airport

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS)

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Airport is the hub airport for many airlines including KLM Cityhopper, KLM,Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands. The airport has 6 runways and can handle more than 71 million passengers every year.


As of October 2019, TUI fly Netherlands leet consists of the following aircraft:

  • 5 x Boeing 737-800 to be retired in 2020.
  • 3 x Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 more on order
  • 1 x Boeing 767-8 to be retired in 2020.
  • 3 x Boeing 787-8


January 2018

TUI takes new delivery of first 737 MAX 8

The travel group took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX on 8 Jan. 29. The aircraft will be operated by TUI fly Belgium, a European subsidiary and is the first of a total of nine to be delivered during the course of this year. TUI ordered a number of new aircraft, among them 52 737 MAX 8s and 18 737 MAX 10s. The first nine aircraft will be taken by the group’s affiliated airlines in Belgium, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands.TUIfly Germany will receive its first 737 MAX 8 in early 2019, TUI said. TUI owns six airlines with a fleet of 150 aircraft.