Aviation Planning Coordinator

  • Luton, United Kingdom

  • 125931

  • Hybrid

  • Permanent

  • Full Time

  • 37.5


We’re adventure seekers. Smile givers. Impact makers.
We’re TUI, a leading global travel and leisure experience company counting 1200 travel agencies, five airlines with around 130 planes, over 400 hotels, 16 cruise liners, various digital platforms for leisure activities, and most importantly over 60 000 brilliant colleagues worldwide. 
Our passion is making holiday dreams come true for our 21 million customers.

We believe in the power of travel. It broadens horizons for our customers and colleagues. New roles to explore, places to live, communities to join. It’s yours for the taking.

Within the Commercial Division, supporting the Aviation Planning Manager, your role as Aviation Planning Coordinator will be to optimise the commercial flying plans for Summer and Winter seasons, ensuring they consider the capacity requirements of all key stakeholders.


This role works extremely closely with the Schedules Planning team to ensure that the commercial flying programmes planned on TUI Airways accommodate all operational requirements, and you will also manage changes to these programmes and flying on external carriers, ensuring all commercial and operational factors are taken into account throughout the entire planning cycle.

The role is based in Luton, but at TUI we believe work is something you do not somewhere you go.  Therefore, we are happy to offer flexible working arrangements for this role and the successful candidate will work a blend of office and home working.   Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 21st April.





  • Work with the Aviation Planning Manager to create future season’s commercial flying plans taking into account all commercial requirements from TUI UK & Ireland, TUI Nordic, TUI Specialist businesses and external customers. Deputising for the Aviation Planning Manager during their absence.
  • Plan aircraft schedules in line with these commercial requirements working with the Schedules Planning team to maximise the use of historic slots wherever possible, and ensuring schedule integrity.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the competitor environment and customer analytics to provide valuable inputs into the commercial flying plan.
  • Assist with the loading of the relevant scheduling systems and maintain the master flying programme until handed over to the Schedules Planning team at the appropriate point in the planning calendar.
  • Develop and maintain in-house tools and reporting to improve business performance. Assist with the development of optimisation tools to improve efficiency and modelling capability of the Aviation Planning process.
  • Tactically coordinate commercial programme changes on both in-house and external aviation liaising with all key stakeholders as required to identify the optimal solutions that best meet their commercial requirements as well as all operational requirements.
  • Provide accurate and timely inputs to the Finance pricing process regarding planned capacity as well as ad-hoc updates to the Finance team communicating capacity changes to facilitate capacity and budget reconciliation. You will also be responsible for providing in depth ad-hoc analysis and reporting as requested by Aviation Planning and wider business. Your insights will contribute to informed decision-making and strategic planning across the organisation.
  • Ensure that the capacity impact and schedule changes of all programme changes are managed and communicated to all stakeholders in a timely fashion, in particular this involves working very closely with the Aviation Support team.



  • Commercial Acumen: You have a solid understanding of the key commercial drivers within the travel industry. Whether it’s market trends, pricing strategies, or customer behaviour, you’re attuned to what drives success.
  • Product Knowledge: Your familiarity with TUI UK&I’s product offerings, network, airports, routes, and bases sets you apart. You know the ins and outs of our business, allowing you to contribute effectively.
  • Analytical Excellence: Highly logical, accurate, and numerate, you excel in analysing data. Your proven analytical skills enable you to extract valuable insights and make informed decisions.
  • Reporting Tools: You’re not just a consumer of data; you’re a creator. With the ability to develop reporting tools, you empower teams with actionable information.
  • Complex Problem Solver: Challenges excite you. When faced with intricate problems, you roll up your sleeves and find innovative solutions.
  • Tech Enthusiast: You’re open to embracing new technologies. Whether it’s data visualisation tools, automation, or AI, you’re eager to explore and adapt.
  • Organised and Deadline-Driven: In a fast-paced environment, you remain highly organised. Deadlines motivate you, and you consistently deliver results.
  • Growth Mindset: You’re not content with the status quo. Personal development and adaptability are part of your DNA. You embrace change and evolution.




  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers and the ability to purchase additional ‘TUI time off’
  • Excellent rates with foreign exchange
  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Financial, Health, Social, Community and Career
  • Private Medical Insurance, single cover with option to add dependants
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Pension scheme and life assurance


We want to be the best-loved holiday company not only for our customers, but for our colleagues too. That’s why we offer a variety of benefits that go above and beyond a competitive salary, so we can help you to live your best life happily at TUI.  Click here to find out more.​


We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.​  If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit Our DNA

If you require any further information regarding this opportunity, please email careers@tui.co.uk

We really value your interest in TUI and will be back in touch with you shortly after the application closing date.

Do you have any questions regarding this job offer? Get in touch!

UK & I Head Office Talent Acquisition Team

Email: careers@tui.co.uk

Please note: Only for questions or queries. Applications will only be accepted via the Careers Portal.