Fly2Sky has announced that it will be providing aircraft on wet-lease to TUI Belgium in order to cope with capacity requirements. The initial agreement took effect on April 15, and will last until mid-June of this year.
Included in the agreement will be the provision of one Airbus A320 aircraft, along with crew and maintenance services for the 2023 summer season. The aircraft operated by Fly2Sky will be based in Brussels, Belgium.
Measure for capacity requirements
Leading provider of aviation services and ACMI wet-lease operations, Fly2Sky, sees yet another agreement for aircraft provision to another carrier. TUI Belgium becomes the latest company to require additional aircraft support for the rising summer traffic.
With the provision of one Airbus A320 aircraft in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, TUI Belgium will see crew and maintenance services included in the initial agreement which is set to last from April 15 until the middle of June this summer.
“We are excited to operate for TUI in Belgium” said Fly2Sky Chief Commercial Officer, Aleksandrs Gusevs to which he added: “This is a testament to our ability to provide flexible and efficient aviation solutions whilst not compromising on our highest levels of safety, quality and reliability.”
Fly2Sky currently has a strong ongoing commitment for its European market expansion, something this latest agreement partakes in supporting.
Fly2Sky has previously seen operating for major carriers in the EU, such as Norwegian, TAP Air Portugal and airBaltic. The company also offers a range of solutions for customers on a global basis.
Latest ACMI agreement
The newest announced agreement between TUI Belgium and Fly2Sky marks itself as the fourth published agreement for the operator Fly2Sky so far this year, as the company earlier this year, in February, signed an ACMI agreement with Air Arabia to cope with their demand.
However, as time passed, Fly2Sky announced their second wet-lease ACMI agreement in the beginning of April with a then undisclosed major national carrier, which in later time has appeared to be TAP Air Portugal, providing Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft for the company on an undisclosed lease period.
airBaltic, the Baltic states’ national carrier followed up shortly after, as the carrier announced it would be resorting to Fly2Sky on a short-term lease agreement for LZ-FSA (MSN 4247), a 2010 built A320-200ceo aircraft, in order to meet rising demand as well.
Could this be the golden year summer-season for wet-lease ACMI charters?
Long-term agreement for TUI Netherlands
Also in the spotlight for signing wet-lease ACMI agreements is yet another TUI daughter company, TUI Netherlands, who recently signed an agreement for long-term lease with Global Crossing Airlines, who will provide the carrier with two Airbus A320 aircraft to be based in Amsterdam.
The two Airbus A320 aircraft will be seen operating for TUI Netherlands in July and August of this year, as well as in the summer programs for 2024 and 2025.
The aircraft provided will be operated under GlobalX’s name, a subsidiary of Global Crossing Airlines, meaning daily flights will be provided throughout Europe.
The wet-lease ACMI market appears to be seeing quite the traffic this year, and Fly2Sky in particular. The ACMI market of course serves the customers needs, in this case being airplanes to keep up with the post-Covid travel demand that the operators are currently seeing.
This is making it an attractive solution to a relevant issue.
Nevertheless, the Summer 2023 season is expected to be a great season for TUI as the company has seen a great increase in booking momentum since the beginning of the year.
With a healthy Summer 2023 predicted, a wet-lease strategy is the right solution to keep the network going.