Fly2Sky has announced the signing of an ACMI agreement with a national European carrier, with the arrangement having taken effect already on March 31. The agreement will provide the customer with a package of aircraft, maintenance and insurance, all in a cost-effective and flexible solution.
As part of the contract, Fly2Sky will provide two aircraft to the undisclosed customer, of which will be one Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321 aircraft.
The two aircraft are said to be based in Western Europe, and the length of the agreement is unknown.
A leading IOSA registered airline company, Fly2Sky specializes in wet-lease ACMI charters, and has in recent days announced and initiated a partnership with an undisclosed European airline, providing them with two aircraft, insurance and maintenance all at a flexible and cost-effective solution.
This becomes the second announced agreement between Fly2Sky and another party so far this year. The partnership begun already on March 31, and will see the two Airbus aircraft leased, based in Western Europe.
On the agreement and partnership, Anelia Marinova, Accountable Manager said the following: “We thank our customers and partners for their continued trust and support,”
“Our commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and support will remain our top priority as we continue to expand our operations.”
In the announcement, the lessee, the airframes provided and lease duration remain undisclosed; however two Fly2Sky airframes of LZ-MDL (A321-200) and LZ-MDI (A320-200) can be seen operative for the Portuguese national carrier TAP Air Portugal on public radar tracking services.
Second agreement this year
Earlier this year Air Arabia and Fly2Sky signed an extensive ACMI agreement for the summer season 2023, which will ensure Air Arabia to have enough capacity for the strong demand the airline is expected to see during the summer.
An ACMI is an Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance solution for carriers who request greater capacity, and Fly2Sky is in this case a provider of such agreements to the airlines who find it necessary to lease planes temporarily.
Under the agreement between the two operators, Fly2Sky will provide Air Arabia with three fully equipped and maintained aircraft.
The types will be a mix of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, which includes experienced crew members to support the operations.
The aircraft to be provided will be based out of Morocco, from which Fly2Sky will operate services on behalf of Air Arabia to multiple destinations
Fly2Sky CCO, Aleksandrs Gusevs offered the following on this ACMI agreement: “We are thrilled to partner with Air Arabia and support their growth by providing them with additional aircraft during the busy summer season”
“The three aircraft deal is a testament to the strong relationship between Fly2Sky Airlines and its partners with a focus on providing the highest quality of service,” he concluded.
A season for wet-lease?
With the summer season coming to a start for most carriers, the expected demand is appearing to be incredibly high.
Multiple carriers are now looking to alternative solutions in order to meet the demand they are seeing as travel continues to take itself up after the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result, multiple carriers are now taking to wet-lease of airplanes, the most recent ones being airBaltic’s acquisition of four Airbus A320 from Avion Express, the Air Arabia deal with Fly2Sky and now with this undisclosed Western European operator.
Could this be the golden year summer-season for wet-lease ACMI charters?