Wet-leasing: faults, flaws & call to action

Wet-leasing, also known as ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) leasing, has become a common industry practice where airlines lease aircraft and accompanying crews from other carriers.

Passenger feedback indicates dissatisfaction with the experience of flying on older aircraft and the lack of control over their airline choice. But there are growing concerns regarding potential labor law violations within the wet-leasing framework.

While wet-leasing is considered legal, it can also create a loophole that undermines labour and social rules. For example, wet-leasing providers often use self-employed crew or intermediaries that are not registered in the EU. This practice allows wet-leasing providers to bypass existing employment rules.


Publicerad 2023-10-22 av Rebecca