wet lease

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wet lease

The leasing or hiring of a commercial aircraft from another carrier complete with a flight crew, but not necessarily with a cabin crew. All major servicing is performed by the owner-carrier. The aircraft, however, carries the hirer's logo and insignia for the period of the lease. The antonym for the term is dry lease.
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He noted that America West previously wet leased an L1011 from American Trans Air from September 1992 through March 1993 for its Phoenix-Honolulu service.