LONDON – This week saw KlasJet bolster its ACMI offering by adding eight more Boeing 737-800s to its fleet, available for lease.
It is understood that the eight aircraft will seat 186-189 passengers in an all-economy layout.
KlasJet Deputy CEO: Strong Need for ACMI…
Commenting on this expansion was Lukas Petrauskas, the Deputy CEO of KlasJet, who went into more detail about its choices:
“We see a very strong need for ACMI in the market right now, and it’s only expected to grow – the market is predicted to reach US$ 8.9 billion in 2030″.
“Aircraft manufacturers are dealing with backlogs, and the situation is made more complicated by a number of overbooked MRO slots.”
“Paired with the first summer largely out of the pandemic and skyrocketing demand for travel, it’s key for tour operators, brokers, and airlines to take action now and not wait until right before the high summer season.”
More Expansion on the Cards for KlasJet…
The ACMI provider mentioned that it intends to operate 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft until the end of 2023, with this expanding to 35 aircraft over a five-year period.
In the release, KlasJet went into detail about what it can provide for prospective customers:
“Some of the standout advantages of KlasJet’s ACMI services is the ability to provide for both bulk and single requests, offering more tailored solutions for a variety of capacity needs.”
“This also includes individual attention in matching aircraft with tailored schedule parameters, criteria, and details.”
“Another key moment is the expansive geographical coverage – KlasJet’s ACMI services can cater to a variety of regions worldwide.”
“Alongside that, the charter company’s ACMI team is on hand for AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) situations.”
Announcement Is At The Right Time…
This announcement from KlasJet has been made at the right time because the Summer 2023 season is expected to be just as busy, if not busier, than the Summer 2022 period.
Many holiday and legacy carriers will be looking to take on extra aircraft on lease, especially if demand is going to be higher than current capacity offerings.
The ACMI provider raises a good point about backlogs of aircraft deliveries taking time to process, more notably with Boeing and the 737 MAX following its recertification only occurring last year.
It remains clear also that KlasJet is following suit with other ACMI and leasing providers because they know that the Summer 2023 season is going to be a big year in revenues, and they can definitely capitalize on that.
It remains clear that KlasJet is on the right path, and the addition of more aircraft will expand its revenue offerings going into the Summer season.
All eyes will be on the ACMI provider to establish whether it will add more aircraft, especially if it books up the eight aircraft fairly quickly, which is probably to be expected.
But for now, we will wait and see what happens in the Summer 2023 season and what sort of successes KlasJet will have moving forward.