Jet2 (United Kingdom) (LS, Leeds/Bradford) has signed a three-year contract with AirTanker (9L, Brize Norton) covering two A330-200s, which will be wet-leased for the Summer 2023 season and then damp-leased to the leisure-focused low-cost carrier.

G-VYGL (msn 1555) began operating on behalf of Jet2 out of its Manchester International base on April 6, 2023, although it was subsequently parked on April 10 and replaced by G-VYGM (msn 1601) starting April 13. The A330 is used to operate services to Tenerife Sur and Alicante.

AirTanker said both A330s would begin simultaneous operations for Jet2 from early May 2023 through early November 2023. The ch-aviation schedules module shows they will then be used to fly to Lanzarote (from May 4, 2023) and Palma de Mallorca (May 3) in addition to Alicante and Tenerife.

"One aircraft will remain with Jet2 through the winter season, operating under a damp lease agreement covering both aircraft which will run until November 2025," AirTanker said.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Jet2 does not operate any in-house widebody aircraft - its fleet comprises three A321-200s, one A321-200NX, seven B737-300s, eighty-four B737-800s, and eight B757-200s. While it supplements its fleet with a number of wet-leased aircraft, until now, they have also been all narrowbodies (currently two B737-800s from AirExplore, one from Smartwings (Czechia), two A321-200s from Titan Airways, and one from Hi Fly).

AirTanker operates four A330-200s. The other two aircraft will remain deployed on the airline's charter business, which comprises regular operations on behalf of the Royal Air Force and scheduled, semi-civilian charter flights to Mount Pleasant International in the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, operated by AirTanker under a government contract since 2013.