LONDON – It is clear that the Summer 2022 schedule and the high demand that is coming with it are resulting in a boom for charter airlines.
For this particular piece, we will look at GetJet Airlines & Global Crossing Airlines, which have made some of their own deals over the course of today.
GetJet Adds Boeing 737-800 To Its Fleet…
GetJet Airlines has added a Boeing 737-800 to its fleet, offering just a single economy class option of 189 seats.
The aircraft in question, LY-UNO, is the first of five aircraft to be received by the carrier, with the other two slated for later this Summer, and the other two by the fourth quarter of this year.
LY-UNO has already entered commercial service, with the first flight taking place between Vilnius and Heraklion.
Commenting on this achievement was Rūta Kulvinskaitė, GetJet Airlines’ CEO:
“GetJet Airlines has historically incorporated Boeing aircraft as an integral part of our fleet strategy, having performed our first-ever commercial flight on a 737 Classic back in 2016.”
“Today, we are proud to introduce the Boeing 737 NG an aircraft that will serve our valued ACMI clients worldwide.”
“After taking delivery of our first of five 737-800 units, GetJet Airlines is poised to deliver the capabilities our clients need to capitalize on this surge in summer demand and beyond”.
The airline will use these five aircraft, when they are all delivered, to service its existing customers including Wizz Air, Corendon Airlines, Norwegian, LOT, Finnair, SpiceJet, and others.
Global Crossing Airlines To Send Two A320s To TUI Netherlands…
Global Crossing Airlines has also today signed a leasing arrangement with TUI Netherlands for two Airbus A320 aircraft that will operate this Summer.
The A320s, including the crew, will operate as early as this week and will continue operations until the end of August 2022.
It is unclear which destinations these aircraft will serve, but it is no doubt that they will be utilized heavily to cope with the significant demand the TUI Group has been experiencing in recent weeks.
“We are honored to fly for TUI fly the Netherlands, part of TUI, Europe’s largest travel company and one of the great airlines of Europe. We greatly appreciate their confidence in us to fly their valued customers on their vacations.”, said Ed Wegel, Chair, and CEO of GlobalX.
“We expect to grow as a company by watching and learning from the best practices of TUI fly Netherlands in their daily operations as well”.
“Each year TUI and its airlines require extra aircraft capacity to match the high season demand in our European markets”, said Roel Martens, Head of Aviation Leases of TUI.
“GlobalX, as a new operator with an experienced team, offers a perfect match with our demands and we are happy to welcome them to our network”.
It remains clear that charter airlines are definitely going to benefit from the Summer 2022 season, and this is exactly the reason why more aircraft are being acquired, particularly from GetJet’s perspective too.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see whether Global Crossing will acquire some more aircraft as well in order to cope with the continued demand being faced by TUI Netherlands.
Either way, it’s going to be a busy summer, and charter carriers are going to be a major part of this.