ACMI operator Omni Air International, a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc has announced a contract agreement with Boliviana de Aviación, the flag carrier airline of Bolivia.
The company is now operating scheduled intercontinental routes between South America, North America, and Europe under an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) service agreement with Boliviana de Aviación, Bolivia’s flag carrier airline.
This collaboration is set to continue until July 12, 2023.
The specific flights offered by Omni Air International connect Viru Viru International Airport (VVI) in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with Miami International Airport (MIA) in the United States, as well as Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) in Spain.
To facilitate these routes, Omni Air International utilizes a Boeing 767-200ER aircraft, operated by their team.
At the same time, Boliviana de Aviación’s two A330 aircraft are undergoing certification for their involvement in these intercontinental flights.
Robert Jared, the vice president of business planning and strategy at Omni, highlighted the company’s innovative approach to airline capacity management integration.
He stated, “Omni’s Airline Capacity Management Integration service redefines traditional short-term wet leasing relationships to reflect the future of the global air travel industry.”
This revolutionary solution enables airlines to seamlessly integrate Omni Air International’s well-appointed aircraft into their commercial strategy and fleet management programs, whether on a short or long-term basis, without any disruption in service.
The growth in demand for ACMI services
ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) services are a type of leasing arrangement that allows airlines to rent an aircraft, crew, and maintenance services on a per-flight or per-month basis.
This can be a more cost-effective option for airlines than buying or leasing an aircraft outright, especially for short-term or seasonal needs.
The demand for ACMI services has increased in the post-pandemic period as airlines have begun to rebuild their fleets and resume regular flight operations.
The pandemic caused a significant decrease in passenger demand, which led to many airlines grounding their fleets and laying off staff.
As passenger demand has rebounded, airlines have been looking for ways to reduce costs and speed up the regrowth of their fleets. ACMI services can help airlines do both of these things.
About Omni Air International
Omni Air International is an FAR Part 121 and IOSA registered airline headquartered at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Omni specializes in ACMI leasing and worldwide passenger charter flights to more than 80 countries a year, principally for U.S. and allied governments, scheduled airlines, and charter customers, using its exceptional fleet of Boeing 777-200ER, 767-300ER, and 767-200ER aircraft.
Omni is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
About Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and cargo and passenger air transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their cargo and passenger air lift requirements.
ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft.
Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, passenger ACMI and charter services, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services.