US charter carrier Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) has a “wet” lease deal to operate two of its Airbus A320s on behalf of TUI Airlines Netherlands for the next three European summer travel seasons.
Under the three-year aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement disclosed 3 April, GlobalX will provide the aircraft and flight crews to TUI for “peak season flying” in July and August of 2023, 2024 and 2025.
The aircraft will be based at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and operate “daily flights throughout Europe” on behalf of the leisure carrier, GlobalX adds.
“We are honoured to fly for TUI, one of the great airlines of Europe, over the next three summer seasons,” says Ed Wegel, GlobalX’s chief executive. “We greatly appreciate their confidence in us to be able to fly their valued customers to their summer vacations.”
Roel Martens, head of aviation leases for TUI, says the airline needs to add capacity each summer to meet demand. “GlobalX offers a perfect match and we are happy to work with them to fly our guests into their holidays,” he says.
On 30 March, new US discount charter carrier Red Way disclosed that GlobalX will operate flights this summer from its base in Lincoln, Nebraska to seven US cities using multi-class A320s and A321s.
Red Way has not specified how many narrowbody jets GlobalX will operate on its behalf. The new carrier will begin flying on 8 June and continue adding destinations through 24 June.
Operating charter flights with a fleet of leased Airbus narrowbodies, GlobalX started flying passengers in August 2021 and is expanding its passenger and cargo operations.