Tuesday, June 18, 2024

PAL Enters Wet-Lease Agreement with Wamos Air

PAL Enters Wet-Lease Agreement with Wamos Air

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has entered into a temporary wet-lease agreement with Wamos Air, one of Europe’s leading charter and wet lease carriers. This agreement aims to ensure PAL’s effective fleet management and operational resilience during the upcoming peak travel period. This temporary agreement will take effect on June 01, 2024.

PAL is leasing two Airbus A330-200s with a dual-class configuration, to operate its ManilaSydney-Manila and Manila-Melbourne-Manila flights for a 5-month period. Passengers will receive comparable amenities to PAL’s A330 and will receive the same on-ground and inflight services available on a PAL flight. Moreover, PAL cabin crew members will be on board to ensure the delivery of PAL’s trademark brand of service.

PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Capt. Stanley K. Ng said, “We have additional maintenance requirements during this period due to global supply chain issues that continue to impact the industry. We see the need to temporarily add these aircraft to ensure that we have sufficient capacity to meet the demand that we are anticipating across our network.”

In a wet lease arrangement, the lessor provides aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) to another airline for a specified period.

“We chose Wamos Air because of their track record as one of Europe’s leading charter carriers. We are working closely with the carrier to ensure that our passengers will continue to receive the service quality they can expect from Philippine Airlines,” added Capt. Ng.

Wamos Air is certified by the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit, and has successfully completed wet-lease operations for over 50 airlines globally.

Philippine Airlines operates daily flights to Sydney and five times weekly services to Melbourne.