(Nasdaq: AAWW) has announced it has commended the US government for its efforts to persuade the European Union to allow US air carriers to provide wet-lease
, or ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance), services to European carriers, the company said.
Almost all countries use the restrictive wet-lease
contract with airberlin fosters the growth of our Eurowings Group.
The four aircraft being acquired on wet-lease
basis, may have capacity of 250 plus passengers, including 24 business class seats.
But they are also costly, and few wet-lease
providers will agree to park their assets in Tripoli overnight.
Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer at Etihad Airways, said: "This agreement to wet-lease
an Air France A340-300 aircraft demonstrates the mutual benefits generated by our close relationship with Air France-KLM." Knight added: "On the back of recent announcements, this latest cooperation deal is good for both carriers in terms of better optimising our fleets for the rest of 2013.
deals are being considered as contingency measures to allow the company to mount flights to the United States in case the country fails to regain its category 1 status with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air's 49% subsidiary Global Supply Systems (GSS) for British Airways World Cargo through a five-year wet-lease
Gulf Air agreed in February to take the aircraft on a wet-lease
basis for six months, which includes the provision of pilots.
KATHMANDU, March 26 Kyodo Pilots at Royal Nepal Airlines called off an 11-day strike Thursday after airline management scrapped an agreement to wet-lease
a Boeing 757 aircraft from China Southwest Airlines, the airline said.
easyJet (U2, London Luton) will wet-lease
an E190LR from Germany's WDL Aviation (WH, Cologne/Bonn) starting on August 1, 2019.
Onur Air also provides wet-lease
service to Saudi Arabian Airways for Hajj and Umrah operations with its A330s.