Senior Planning Executive


Luton, GB, LU2 9TN

Functional Area:  Aviation
Type of contract:  Permanent
Working time:  37.5
Job ID:  46533

This is an exciting time in TUI Aviation where we are creating a new Group Operations Control Centre (TOCC) with accountability for the operational planning and 24/7 delivery and control of airline operations in the operational control window: day of operation and 8 weeks prior. 

The Senior Planning Executive will support the Operational Planning Manager to ensure the near-term operational planning of TUI Aviation aircraft and programme, focusing on aspects of the TUI Group Markets’ commercial scheduling along with TUI Aviation Engineering and Maintenance planning for the period 8 weeks to 72hours prior to day of operation.

This role may be based in Luton, Zaventem, Rijswijk, Hannover or Stockholm.

Applications close 28th September 2021


  • To update and manage TUI Aviation airlines’ flying programmes from handover from the Markets’ Aviation Planning departments until handover to the TOCC Operational Delivery team
  • Discuss and action changing maintenance requirements with TUI Aviation Engineering and Maintenance planning colleagues, reviewing both operational and commercial implications of the revised maintenance plan
  • React positively and quickly to changing Market demands and business deadlines, ensuring programme changes are managed in a timely effective manner
  • As directed, monitor and update slots, protecting and improving slots to the best TUI Group advantage
  • Resolve conflicting priorities between the commercial and operational (maintenance, ground operations, airport scheduling, flight operations, crew) requirements, negotiating with various parties to reach the optimum solution to a conflict of interests or requirements from a TUI Aviation wide perspective
  • Develop and maintain mutually informative and supportive relationships with all internal and external customers
  • Provide regular, timely aircraft, programme and slot information to all stakeholders
  • Act as a key link between Markets’ Commercial Aviation Planning and the TOCC for planning related activities within the TOCC operational planning window
  • Participate in project and continuous improvement initiatives as required


  • Good understanding of aviation operational, technical and regulatory matters
  • Strong attention to detail and able to maintain accurate performance under pressure
  • Ability to build positive and constructive relationships with others internally and externally 
  • Understands cultural and contextual differences and take account of such differences whilst ensuring goals are achieved
  • Cost conscious at all times



  • 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


TUI is the leading tourism business and our vision is to make travel experiences special. To fulfil this vision, we never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.


At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. ​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

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