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Author Topic: Wet lease of aircraft  (Read 705 times)

Offline Minto Typhoon

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Wet lease of aircraft
« on: July 11, 2010, 09:03:50 AM »
Very frequently airlines wet lease aircraft from other airlines to operate routes on their behalf.

The airline that takes the wet leased aircraft takes all the financial risk for slots, revenue, fuel, handling, marketing, etc whilst the airline that provides the aircraft provides the maintenance, staff etc.

In this way, an airline could launch a new route with a wet leased aircraft, and not worry about commonality - but pay a hefty sum to the leasing airline for the pleasure.  It could be an interesting way for a smaller airline to fly try one or two larger routes without bankrupting himself with the commonality problems, or for a large airline to have a micro fleet to fly specific routes or provide an interim solution.

Offline PiaDijkstra

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Re: Wet lease of aircraft
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 07:22:01 AM »
Good option, indeed a frequent used option in real world. I trying to work myself up out of South Africa (nice and quite, Beginners World) and long distance would help, unfortunately I do not have funds to lease an aircraft with adequate range



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Re: Wet lease of aircraft
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 08:33:53 AM »
wet lease is a must.
it would be great because you can get in the 2000's a tristar including a crew, you do not pay for checks just fuel/slots/other costs and the price would be per hour. that is fantastic  :laugh:

african wet lease companies: a/c condition always < 60% BUT very cheap like 3,500 US$/flighthour
eastern europe/asian wet lease companies: a/c condition always > 70% BUT normal price like 5,500 US$/flighthour
american and european: >85% BUT expensive like 8,500 US$/flighthour

i think it is possible to realize that...

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