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MyTravel Airlines is the name of a former Airtours International charter airline together with Premiair and Fly LTI airlines. They were part of the British-based tour operator group Airtours. Airtours has subsequently been rebranded as the MyTravel group. The Airtours brand still remains in the UK as a tour operator within the MyTravel group.
The UK fleet consists of A320, A321, A330, aircraft operating both short and longhaul flights. The A330-200 aircraft in the fleet are used on the longhaul routes and offer two cabin classes, whilst the short haul fleet have a single class configuration. The fleet consisted of boeing aircraft until a decision was made by the company to concentrate its airline around an all airbus fleet. Airtours International (now MyTravel Airways) was the first charter airline to offer seat back TV's for all passengers on long haul flights (on A330 only).
MyTravel Airlines was established in 2002. In Europe, MyTravel is the result of the merger between Premiair and Scandinavian Leisure Group (SLG). The company shortly began to have financial problems not long after the re-branding and had a major drive to cut costs to save the company. Many jobs were lost and they sold many of their aircraft to compensate for the debt they were in. They finally sold their cruise ship operations but continue to sell cruise holidays.
MyTravel Airlines is associated with Skyservice (Canada).
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