|Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 1):|
Are TUIfly in money trouble then? They recently brought First Choice to mege with Thomsonfly....
|Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 4):|
AFAIK once DP and BY are brought together, it will become Thomsonfly, but they will still use the First Choice name for selling holidays etc (I think) but this is just what I've heard from employees.
|Quoting Sausageandmash (Reply 6):|
Just to let you know that nothing has been confirmed yet regarding the airline branding in the UK - heard this myself from the Managing Director of the airline. You may say it came from the horse's mouth! The airlines will be operationally "one" from 1 May 2008 as both will be operating on Thomsonfly's Air Operating Certificate, but for the purposes of branding and destinations etc., the airlines Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways will continue to fly separately for the time being. One idea being mooted is to keep it this way until the first 787 arrives is 2009 and then rebrand in "spectacular fashion."
|Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 14):|
a combined 4U/TUIfly would make a much stronger competitor against AB.
|Quoting Cwldude (Reply 6):|
I work for First Choice, so as far as the UK are concerned, we'll be using the same AOC as of May 1st 2008, which will be under TUIFly UK, then as of Winter 2008/9 we shall be known as TUIFly UK, no more First Choice Airways!
|Quoting Orion737 (Reply 20):|
The tui branding was a disaster, getting rid of two well loved and recognised brands both with loyal followings.
|Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 13):|
TUIfly is performing anything but well and the airline seems to lack direction and a clear strategy.
|Quoting Orion737 (Reply 16):|
I agree, both HapagLloyd and Britannia were well established and respected brands in their home market. Stupidity changing them.