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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Until recently, one of the airplane was wet-leased to Nigeria's Azman Air.
Since, as per National Aviation Policy an aircraft cannot be wet-leased for more than six months, PIA's agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines for wet lease of one Airbus A330 expired on February 09, 2017 and the aircraft was returned.
His comments came less than a month after news emerged that the company had one of its wet-leased aircraft grounded bythe owning company, the Portuguese EverJets.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Tue, Oct 7, 2014 - Snowbird Airlines, based at Helsinki Vantaa, has wet-leased an A320-200, YL-LCM (cn 244), from Latvian ACMI specialist, SmartLynx Airlines (6Y, Riga).
The temporary wet-leased EY37 and EY38 return service will also see Etihad Airways cabin crew on board, working alongside Air France attendants to provide our guests with an inspired travelling experience that the world's leading airline is best known for.
Flynn projects that the number of wet-leased aircraft will soon increase, as more carriers look to replace their Boeing 747-400 passenger planes--which he dubs "the former workhorse of the long-haul, intercontinental fleet"--with newer-model aircraft, such as Airbus' A380, and Boeing's 777 and 787.
Dragonair's freighter fleet consists of four 747-200s/300s, one wet-leased A300B4 and one wet-leased 747-400F.
Nigeria Airways is to resume flights from Lagos to Dubai and Jeddah using its wet-leased Boeing 747-300 series aircraft on 25 November.
Operations are on-board six A320-200s leased from SmartLynx Airlines (6Y, Riga) and other planes that would be wet-leased from Condor.
Speaking on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Berlin, he said, "The demand is very strong and that's why we are searching the market for additional wet-leased aircraft.
The Nigerian Aviation Minister, Dr Kema Chikwe, has publicly supported a decision by the British government that prevents Nigeria Airways' use of a wet-leased Boeing 747-212 to operate between Lagos and London.