Lithuanian ACMI and charter carrier GetJet Airlines has expanded its capacity ahead of the coming summer peak demand season. Two more Boeing 737NG type aircraft, featuring a single economy class cabin of 189 seats, have now been added to the existing airline’s Boeing fleet.
A 737-800 aircraft bearing the Lithuanian registration LY-CIN will be now offered to the worldwide market for ACMI operations.
GetJet recently acquired the two Boeing 737NG type aircraft from Aercap, the biggest leasing company in the world.
Increased demand for ACMI services
“We are delighted to offer to the market additional capacity right before the high season. The demand for ACMI is growing due to supply chain issues faced by major manufacturers.”
“These issues lead to a big shortage of aircraft and parts and create a lot of challenges for big airlines globally. By expanding our fleet we will maintain our flexibility and commitments to the clients worldwide.”
“We are one of the few airlines with additional capacities of aircraft and crew ready to take on long-term projects or help our clients to overcome challenges by offering ad-hoc ACMI operations” says Rūta Kulvinskaitė, CEO of GetJet Airlines.
Another Boeing 737-800 is expected to join the fleet by mid of May. Two Boeing 737NG aircraft are not the only units that will be added to the fleet of the Lithuanian airline company.
Three more Airbus A320-type aircraft are secured to join the fleet by the start of June latest.
This will allow Lithuanian ACMI provider to offer even more capacity before the high season, ensuring extremely flexible and high-quality ACMI services to customers facing a shortage of aircraft and crew globally.
About GetJet Airlines
GetJet Airlines is a Lithuanian charter and ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) airline. It was founded in 2016 and operates flights from its main base in Vilnius International Airport.
The airline offers a range of services including charter flights for tour operators, ACMI leasing of aircraft, and ad-hoc flights for groups, sports teams, and corporate clients. GetJet Airlines operates a fleet of Airbus A320, A319, and A330 aircraft, as well as Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft.
The airline has a focus on safety and reliability and has received various certifications and accreditations, including an IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certificate.
GetJet Airlines operates flights to destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa, including popular tourist destinations such as the Canary Islands, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. It has also provided aircraft to other airlines such as AirBaltic and SAS on an ACMI basis.
ACMI comes into vogue
ACMI stands for “Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance”. An ACMI airline is an airline that provides these services to other airlines, typically on a short-term basis.
In the current environment, demand for ACMI services is being strongly driven by a couple of predominant factors.
Firstly, reinvigorated travel demand following the three-year global pandemic has impacted on commercial operators who have typically moved to fleet reductions during the lull period. This places a further strain during peak travel seasons such as the upcoming summer period.
In addition, global supply chain issues have wreaked further chaos with commercial operators, who have struggled to maintain spares and components support for maintenance functions.
The main benefit of using an ACMI airline is that it allows airlines to increase their capacity quickly and efficiently without having to commit to long-term investments in aircraft and personnel.
ACMI airlines provide a complete package of services, including the aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance, which allows the leasing airline to focus on its core business of selling tickets and providing customer service.
The ACMI provider takes care of all the logistics involved in operating the aircraft, including maintenance, fueling, and staffing.
ACMI airlines offer a flexible and cost-effective solution for airlines looking to increase their capacity or expand their operations.