wet lease

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dry lease, wet lease - To rent an aircraft without a crew is a dry lease; a wet lease is to hire an aircraft with a crew.
See also related terms for hire.
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SkyWise presently operates a B737-500 and wet-leases a B737-300 from Star Air.
The Turkish carrier already operates its entire fleet of four A330-300s on behalf of Saudia and also currently wet-leases its A321-200 TC-OBJ (msn 835) to ZagrosJet (Z4, Erbil).
The airline currently wet-leases two A319s and one BBJ from PrivatAir with an all-C class configuration.
With the new ruling, the DOT has instructed air carriers to provide information on code share flights and long-term wet-leases to OAG.
7 million penalty for the anticipated cancellation of two 747 wet-leases with Atlas in 3Q01, a $2.
Eritrean simply operates a single B767-200ER E3-Q (MSN 23309) itself but wet-leases an A319-100 and an A320-200 from BH Air - Balkan Holidays Air (8H, Sofia International (SOF)).
A capacity-constrained hub at IST, cost-cutting, a desire to increase its cargo business (it wet-leases one freighter and will convert an A310 next year) and the need to develop and mature its 24 recently launched routes also are on the agenda.
Pan Am currently operates a fleet of four A-300's and wet-leases three 727's.
The Brazilian airline group over the last several months has been negotiating with its 767 lessors potential early return deals and with other airlines potential sub-leases or wet-leases.
Qantas carries domestic cargo in passenger plane bellies but does not operate domestic freighters, although it wet-leases three 747-400Fs from Atlas Air.