Airline customer: European Charter Airline
Lease Period: May – October (summer season)
Reason for lease: Add peak season capacity
The summer season within Europe is popular with tourists travelling to Mediterranean holiday destinations. Charter airlines see a big increase in demand for aircraft capacity during the May to October period. To increase availability without the commitment of adding aircraft to their fleet, our client approached us for planned ACMI leasing capacity.
ACMI24 has worked with this established European charter airline each year since our first encounter, allowing them to meet their peak seasonal demand.
The aircraft (A320) are provided in white livery, to which the lessee adds their own decals. They are operated on an ACMI damp lease basis – with the lessor providing cockpit crew and the lessee providing cabin crew – certified on the lessor’s AOC for operations during the lease period.
For travelling passengers, everything from aircraft livery to cabin crew presentation is branded as the European charter airline – providing a seamless passenger experience. Our client appreciates our attention to detail, and has become a longstanding repeat customer.
ACMI24 coordinated operational information, lessor’s crew positioning for second crew and HOTAC – all of which were confirmed shortly after contract signatures.
Our client is an African national carrier, mandated by their government to provide aircraft for 12,000 Hajj pilgrimage passengers.
ACMI24 had worked with this growing low cost airline on various projects. On this occasion, the airline had identified a clear shortage in the number of pilots trained to meet their expanding route network.