Icelandic national carrier Icelandair has recently signed a short-term lease agreement with leading European ACMI charter carrier, Fly2Sky, for the provision of one Airbus A321 aircraft.
In collaboration with aviation broker ACC Aviation, the agreement between Icelandair and Fly2Sky is set to last over a period of sixteen days, for flights throughout Europe, through the month of June.
The agreement falls under ACMI, thus providing Icelandair with Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance during the lease period.
The agreement settled between Fly2Sky and Icelandair becomes the latest agreement this year for Fly2Sky this year, with five other lessees having been announced to the public this year.
In the ACMI contract, Fly2Sky is set to provide Icelandair with one Airbus A321 aircraft registered LZ-MDL, a mere 22.1 year-old airframe which started its life with Air Jamaica in 2001.
The aircraft entered service with Fly2Sky in 2022, but is slated to join Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX Airlines) as an A321 freighter in the future, according to published data by Planespotters.net.
The aircraft will remain based at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland during the entire lease period, and with a strong commitment to passenger safety and satisfaction, Fly2sky Airlines and Icelandair will work closely to ensure a seamless travel experience for all customers whom will be travelling with this aircraft.
The latest agreements
Fly2Sky has previously been in the spotlight, seeing as many as five announced lease agreements from the month of February until now. The latest agreement marks itself as Fly2Sky’s sixth and latest known agreement to the public.
Prior to this, the ACMI charter operator announced its partnership with Braathens Regional Airlines, a Swedish-based regional carrier, in cooperation with Smart Aviation for European flights this summer season.
Having started in May, the agreement between the two companies is set to last through October. Fly2Sky will operate flights on behalf of Braathens Regional Airlines from Luleå, Northern Sweden, to various holiday destinations throughout Europe.
Fly2Sky will in this agreement provide Braathens Regional Airlines with one Airbus A320-200 aircraft, registered LZ-FSA. So far this year, the airframe has been operative on behalf of airBaltic, as the company entered an agreement with airBaltic earlier this year.
On the agreement, CCO of Fly2Sky, Aleksandrs Gusevs, said:”We are thrilled to be partnering with Braathens Regional Airlines for this summer.”
“This partnership will allow us to offer our customers more options for travel in Europe while maintaining our commitment to exceptional service and providing our customers with the required capacity”
Prior to this agreement again, the carrier 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 was be the provision of one Airbus A320 aircraft, along with crew and maintenance services for the 2023 summer season. The aircraft operated by Fly2Sky is to be seen based in Brussels, Belgium.