Dutch aviation company Denim Air has acquired a new Fokker 100 aircraft to be deployed for wet lease to firms.

The jet engine-powered Fokker 100 can seat about 100 people and can fly a distance of up to 3,000km.

A Denim Air spokesperson said that this aircraft not only allows it to compete with the larger propeller aircraft with a capacity of 70 passengers, it can now also accommodate comfortable jet flights for the somewhat longer distances.

“We will therefore be targeting the smaller tour operators that cannot fill 180 seats, but which have insufficient aircraft capacity during the vacation periods,” a spokesperson said.

“The Fokker 100 is particularly ideal for summer destination flights.”

Wet lease refers to aircraft lease to airlines complete with cockpit and cabin crew, maintenance and insurance.