Aviation Planning Coordinator

  • Luton, United Kingdom

  • 100164

  • Hybrid

  • Permanent

  • Full Time

  • 37.5


Due to an internal promotion within our Aviation planning team, we are now actively recruiting for an Aviation Planning Coordinator.  This role offers lots of variety, career development and will ultimately plan our future flying programmes.  If you are an aviation graduate or someone already in the aviation industry who has had their eye on a career at TUI then please continue reading!


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 considered 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 14th August



  • Work with the Aviation Planning Manager to create future season’s commercial flying plans considering all commercial requirements from TUI UK & Ireland, TUI Nordic, TUI Specialist businesses and external customers.   
  • Plan aircraft schedules in line with these commercial requirements working with the Schedules Planning team to maximize 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 in-house tools and reporting to improve business performance is an essential part of this role, as is assisting with the development of optimization tools to improve efficiency and modeling 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 ad-hoc analysis and reporting as requested by Aviation Planning and wider business. 
  • 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. 


  • Highly logical, accurate and numerate with proven analytical skills 
  • Ability to solve complex problems 
  • Highly organised & used to working to deadlines 
  • Some understanding of the key commercial drivers within the travel industry 
  • Knowledge of the TUI UK&I product, network, airports, routes & bases 
  • Ability to develop a desire to develop personally and embrace a culture of change and evolution reporting tools 




  • 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.