ACMI / Wet Lease

An ACMI, also known as “wet lease”, is a leasing arrangement whereby one airline (Lessor) operates the flights providing the aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) to another airline (Lessee). Generally the Lessee will provide all other operational costs and duties, including sales and marketing. The flight number operated will be that of the Lessee airline.

Are you an airline in need of an additional aircraft, be it on a last minute basis or for a longer period? Or perhaps an organisation looking to set up a seasonal or long term project from any point in the world? Choosing a reliable and experienced ACMI carrier is key to successful results.

With our long experience in operating scheduled services we are fully conversant with the requirements of customer airlines, with carriers that include Cityjet, Intersky, HOP and Air Aurigny. Punctuality and reliability, combined with excellent passenger service, delivered by cabin crew trained to the highest standards ensure the most demanding levels of in-flight service can be met.

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ACMI in action

VLM currently provides a full ACMI on behalf of CityJet operating about 300 flights a week deploying part of our Fokker 50 fleet across 12 routes within Northern Europe, transporting 400,000-500,000 passengers yearly.

We currently operate 4 flights daily for CityJet from Antwerp to London City. You can book tickets on



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