LONDON – Yesterday saw ETF Airways announce a ACMI lease agreement with NEOS for one Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft in question will be able to seat 186 passengers in an all-economy setup, with ETF Airways expected to provide all ancillary services such as insurance, crew and maintenance.
On the NEOS perspective, this aircraft will be used for flights to and from Milan Bergamo Airport, which the airline says will contribute to “greater operational and commercial flexibility, ensuring higher capacity, which is particularly necessary during the high season, and improving the overall operations of individual rotations.”
Stradiotti: Pleased With ETF Collaboration…
Carlo Stradiotti, the CEO of NEOS commented on this collaboration with ETF Airways, expressing enthusiasm over the deal:
“We are very pleased with this important collaboration with ETF Airways, which represents a further growth opportunity for our business and which will allow us to guarantee our customers the operational stability that distinguishes us, even during periods of high demand, while offering quality and high-level services”.
ETF Airways said the following in a press release about the deal:
“With this new agreement, Neos keeps investing in its own growth, but above all in the stability of the extensive programme of flights planned and offered to its customers.”
“Neos has also chosen a quality operating partner and put together an orchestrated work capable of offering the high standard of service that has always distinguished the sky blue fleet.”
A Quick Look at NEOS…
NEOS has been in the market since March 2002, when the airline commenced operations out of Italy.
As per Planespotters.net, NEOS has the following aircraft in its fleet:
- Four Boeing 737-800s.
- Four Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
- Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline serves over 50 destinations across Europe and on the international stage, which shows how established they are for a small-fleeted carrier.
NEOS also has codesharing arrangements with Albawings, easyJet and ITA Airways in order to offer more of a European and international spread.
Utilising its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, the airline has been able to expand services into the likes of the U.S, China, Jordan, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Thailand and others.
With the new aircraft lease signed, this will no doubt help NEOS more on the European stage, especially with the upcoming Summer 2023 season looming.
Looking ahead, the airline will want to have as much capacity on offer in order to secure as much revenue as possible.
With NEOS handling over two million passengers per year, there is plenty of more room for the airline to grow, especially with the interlining agreements it has in place already.
But for now, all eyes will be on NEOS to see how much further they can take their operations, and whether this is the beginning of steady and gradual growth.