-British Airways has wet-leased a Boeing 737-300 from Air Atlanta Icelandic for its 1998 summer season. The aircraft is based at London Gatwick and will be operated on services to Gothenburg in Sweden.

-Monarch Airlines is wet-leasing a Boeing MD-11 from World Airways for its 1998 summer season to operate flights between Manchester to Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

-Omi Air Express will introduce in late 1998 the first of two McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s formerly owned by German charter airline Condor Flugdienst, with the second aircraft due to be delivered in June 1999. Condor's final DC-10-30 is scheduled to be delivered to French charter airline Belair in August 1999. The German charter airline is replacing its DC-10s with Boeing 757-300s.

-Air Madagascar has introduced an ex-LanChile Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered Boeing 767-300ER on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services. The aircraft has replaced a Boeing 747-200 combi which is being sold, and will itself be replaced by a new General Electric CF6-80C2-powered 767-300ER in June 1999.

-Canadian Regional Airlines is acquiring five ex-TAT Fokker F28 Mk1000s, two of which have already been delivered. The Canadian carrier has also purchased two F28 Mk1000s from Air Services Australia.

-Tunis Air is wet-leasing a Boeing MD-90-30ER from AMC Aviation of Egypt to boost capacity on its European network.

-Royal Air Marco is leasing an Airbus A321 from Egyptair to cover for delays in the delivery of its Next Generation 737s.

-KLM Cityhopper has leased three ex-Rio Sul Fokker 50s from debis AirFinance.

-Jersey European Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire five ex-Thai BAe 146-300s which are being remarketed by BAe Asset Management - Jets. The aircraft are scheduled to be introduced in mid-1998, boosting the airline's 146 fleet to 17.

Source: Flight International