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DNM-2005-11 - CHARTER FOCUS
DNM-2009-12 FIRST JET APL
DNM-2012-11 - F 100 LEASE
Established and started operations in 1996. Scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, domestic, regional and international, jet airplane services.
PO Box 7053
NL-5605 JB Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1581, it covers an area of 41,473 sq km, its population is 15.5 million, its capital is Amsterdam, and its official language is Dutch.
April 2002: 250 employees (including 175 Flight Crew (FC); 15 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 5 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(http://www.denimair.nl). SITA: EINDAXH.
July 2005: Denim Air (DNM) specializes in ad hoc charter flights and wet-leasing. Also provides scheduled, jet airplane services for its parent company.
300 employees (including 35 Cabin Attendants (CA)).
(IATA) Code: 3D - 490. (ICAO) Code: DNM - DENIM.
Owners/Shareholders: Airton (90%); & EDW Beheer (10%).
(Telephone: +31 (40) 235 2110). (FAX: +31 (40) 235 2199).
International, scheduled destinations: Berlin; Bologna; Dusseldorf; Florence; Munich; Venice; & Zurich.
September 2005: Denim Air (DNM) dropped the three routes it operated in code share with Swiss International Air Lines (CSR) from Zurich to Bologna, Venice and Florence. Termination of the contract follows the acquisition of Swiss (CSR) by Lufthansa (DLH) and subsequent reorganization of their networks. The code hare agreement was set to expire at the end of the current summer schedules. The two freed-up F 50s will be used Denim Air in wet-lease activities.
Eindhoven-based Denim Air Group was acquired by Panta Holdings at the end of July. Panta is controlled by Jaap Rosen Jacobson and also controls (VLM) Airlines. Denim Air Group currently operates 14 F 50s and five Dash 8s, mainly in the wet-lease (ACMI) market.
Denim Air (DNM) started flying for Voli Regionali from its base in northern Italy to Rome Ciampino, Denim Air (DNM) (CCO) Raymond Vrijenhoek said at Routes in Copenhagen. The Italian startup is Denim Air's first client for its new wet-lease (ACMI) Plus product, which offers full operational support to airlines including interlining, sales, distribution and marketing support in addition to the traditional (ACMI) service. "There is a high demand for this product offering, mainly from startup airlines," according to Vrijenhoek. He also confirmed that the company lost part of its contract with Air Nostrum, which deploys five Dash 8-300s and up to five F 50s on long-term wet-leases with Denim Air and is its largest Regional airline customer. However, the contract for provision of F50s and crews will end Feb 1 due to a fleet reevaluation by Air Nostrum as an Iberia (IBE) franchise partner. "We're talking about a contract renewal," said Vrijenhoek, admitting that a possible new deal will depend on the Iberia (IBE) - Air Nostrum fleet agreement. Earlier this month, Denim Air (DNM) also confirmed it lost its contract with Swiss (CSR) following the latter's acquisition by Lufthansa (DLH). (DNM), a Netherlands-based Regional airline ACMI specialist, is looking to expand its activities to Africa. In February it was contracted by Air Mauritania (MAR) and Air Senegal (SNG). Earlier this month, the company extended its activities with (KLM) Cityhopper, for which it has been performing flights from London Heathrow to Eindhoven since spring.
October 2005: Denim Air (DNM) passed an (IATA) Operational Safety Audit. (DNM) is an (ACMI) operator with clients that include (KLM) Cityhopper, Olympic Airways (OLY), Air Nostrum, Loganair, VLM, Air Mauritania (MAR) and Air Senegal (SNG).
The owners of independent Belgian regional carrier (VLM) Airlines have acquired full control of Dutch operator Denim Airways (DNM), though there are no plans to merge the two. (VLM) will remain focussed on the scheduled market, while (DNM) continues to offer predominantly charter services.
November 2005: Denim Air (DNM)'s new (CEO), Matthijs Boertien, said the carrier is evaluating larger airplanes including the F 70/F 100 or members of the E170/E190 family. A decision could be made by spring. Denim (DNM) currently operates 14 F 50s and five Dash 8s on a wet-lease (ACMI) basis. Most recently, it secured agreements to operate F 50s for Air Mauritania (MAR) and Air Senegal (SNG), Boertien said.
The airline also unveiled an (ACMI) Plus service, which provides full operational support that includes sales distribution and marketing support. Italy's Voli Regionali is the launch customer for the new service and operates a Denim (DNM) F 50 from its base in Vicenze to Rome Ciampino.
2 F 50's (20208; 20209), leased to (KLM) Cityhopper (AUK).
December 2005: Denim Air (DNM) appointed Carst Lindeboom, Manager-Operational Planning and Control, and Ils Stuyckens, Sales Director, effective January 1.
2 F 50's (20208, PH-DMT; 20209, PH-DMS), returned from (KLM) Cityhopper (AUK).
September 2006: Denim Air (DNM) intends to widen its geographical scope, including the startup of operations in the Middle East. "The Middle East market is developing rapidly and I am convinced this offers huge potential for Denim Air (DNM)," (CCO), Eric Hespeel said at the Routes conference in Dubai. "We are able to tailor our airplanes to our customers' needs at very short notice due to our flexibility, worldwide experience and creativity." Denim Air (DNM) has been specializing in (ACMI) wet-lease charter activity for 10 years. The Netherlands-based airline currently operates a 20-strong fleet of F 50 and DHC-8-Q300 airplanes and will be expanding to 24 airplanes in early 2007. Customers include Air Mauritania/Air Senegal, (KLM) CityHopper, (VLM) and Air Nostrum of Spain.
February 2007: 2 Bombardier Q315s (586, PH-DMA; 587, PH-DXA), wet-leased to Arik Air (AKI).
March 2007: F 50 (20252, PH-KXM), wet-leased to Albanian Airlines (LBC) in Denim Air (DNM) white colors and "Albanian Airlines" titles.
May 2007: Moves its HQ from Eindhoven to Hoofddorp, near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Holland.
July 2007: Denim Air (DNM) of the Netherlands signed a five-year contract with Fokker Services for an integrated services package for the support of five F 50s. The package includes the Abacus Component Availability Program as well as an expendables availability program and propeller and landing gear Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO).
Bombardier Q315 (574, PH-DMX), leased to Arik Air (AKI).
November 2007: F 50 (20192, PH-LMT), wet-leased to Arik Air (AKI).
January 2008: Arik Air (AKI) of Nigeria has two F 50s wet-leased from Denim Air (DNM).
December 2009: Denim Air (DNM) receives its first jet airplane - - SEE ATTACHED - - "DNM-2009-12 FIRST JET APL."
February 2010: Denim Air (DNM) has given up operations and has been declared bankrupt on February 18. It had operated ten DHC-8-300s, ten Fokker F 50s and three Fokker F 100s on charter flights and wet-lease contracts on behalf of other carriers. It has then again resumed operations with two Fokker F 50s and a new company as Denim Air wet-lease (ACMI) later in spring.
June 2012: Blue Islands ((IATA) Code: SI, based at Jersey airport (JER)) has temporarily wet-leased a second Fokker F 50 (20262, PH-KXX) from Denim Air (DNM) to replace its ATR42-300 G-DRFC (7, G-DRFC) that has been damaged after its left main gear collapsed after landing at Jersey airport (JER) last Saturday, June 16.
November 2012: Denim Air (DNM) (ACMI) has temporarily wet-leased its Fokker F 50 (20262, PH-KXX) to Loganair ((IATA) Code: LC, based at Glasgow Abbotsinch International airport(GLA)). The airplane will be based at Aberdeen Dyce (ABZ) and operate from there to Kirkwall (KOI) and Sumburgh (LSI) on behalf of Flybe (BEE) franchisee.
Fokker 100 (11322, PH-LNE) is being wet-leased to and will operate charter services on behalf of new Maltese charter operator, "Excellent Air" - - SEE ATTACHED - - "DNM-2012-11 - F 100 LEASE."
June 2013: Two former Gulf Air (GUL) Embraer E190s are being used by Royal Air Maroc (RAM) this summer in an in-service evaluation. (RAM) has been considering introducing a regional jet type to its operation for the last year and has signed a tentative deal with Dutch (ACMI) wet-lease provider, Denim Air (DNM) to fly the two airplanes on its behalf. (RAM) is considering ordering up to 10 of the type.
April 2014: Greenland Express Air (GEX) will begin ticket sales April 30 and will take delivery of a Fokker F 100 in late May.
Dutch wet-lease (ACMI) provider, Denim Air (DNM), which has provided the F100 on three-year wet lease, will manage Greenland Express Air (GEX)’s Flight Operations, crews (FC) & (CA), and Maintenance. “These obligations are to be taken over by (GEA) at a later time.” Greenland Express Air said in a statement.
The virtual startup is planning to deploy the airplanes in its own (GEX) livery, serving nine routes between Denmark, Greenland and Iceland. It will offer five different fare levels, ranging from economy (Y) restricted to fully flexible business (C) class.
“With its 100 seats, the airplane is both comfortable and extremely reliable with a sound operating economy. Because of this, we are able to offer ticket fares considerably below the present market price and, at the same time, offer our passengers a high service standard, including meals served on board, excellent leg room, and our own in-flight magazine,” (GEX) (CEO), Gert Brask said.
Denim Air (DNM) has a second F 100, which will be deployed on (GEX)’s network in the event of technical problems.
Greenland Express Air (GEX) originally planned to launch with Airbus A319s or A320s, but earlier this year it switched focus to the Embraer E190 before finally settling on the Fokker F 100.
(GEX)’s launch was delayed after its original investors (Silver Tiger Aviation and Delta Capita) pulled out, but (GEX) has since formed an equity partnership with Iceland-based Eyjaflug and its Houston-based sister company, Air Arctic.
August 2014: Greenland Express (based at Aalborg) (GEX) (CEO), Gert Brask has threatened to end his airline's relationship with Denim Air (ACMI) ((IATA) Code: J7, based at Amsterdam) (DNM) should it be forced to cancel any more flights. Last week, the Danish virtual carrier was forced to call off flights between Denmark and Greenland when the Dutch (ACMI) specialist (DNM) did not avail its usual Fokker F 100.
"Denim Air (DNM)'s many cancellations have meant that we have had to send the passengers to a hotel," Brask said. "If (DNM) cancels flights once more, then our cooperation is over."
However, Denim Air (DNM) (ACMI) Managing Director, Ronald Janssen, has refuted Brask's claims and instead placed the blame squarely on Greenland Express (GEX)'s shoulders. According to Jansen, the reason for the cancellation's is not, as Brask claims, a result of persistent illnesses among (DNM)'s crew ((FC) - (CA)), but rather a question of Greenland Express (GEX)'s inadequate funds.
"We still have airplanes and personnel stationed in Aalborg, which is where Flight Operations were cancelled. You see, it all depends on Greenland Express (GEX). If they have money, then we fly. If they don't have money, then we do not fly. But we aren't worried," Janssen told Denmark's CHECK-IN.dk.
An increasingly exasperated Brask has taken to social media to vent his frustrations with a recent post blaming a perceived Greenlandic/Danish conspiracy for his airline's current woes.
"How I have been attacked by the Danes and Greenlanders, who only want to see me hurt and all because of a mistake I made, Greenland's "Sermitsiak" newspaper quoted Brask as stating via his Facebook account. "I want to give people cheaper tickets to and from Greenland, to do good, but Sermitsiak and many others just want to see my mistakes and to do me harm. So, congratulations! I give up! Now you can travel much more expensively again."
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5 BOMBARDIER Q315 (PW123E) (567, /01 PH-DMQ; 569, /01 PH-DMR; 568, /01 PH-DMU; 570, /01 PH-DMV; 573, /01 PH-DMW), WET-LST AIR NOSTRUM, IN (IBE) REGIONAL COLORS. 52Y.
3 BOMBARDIER Q315 (PW123E) (574, PH-DMX; 586, PH-DMA; 587, PH-DXA), 586; 587; LST (AKI) 2007-02. 574; LST (AKI) 2007-07. 52Y.
1 BOMBARDIER Q315 (PW123E) (590, PH-DXC), EX-AIR NOSTRUM 2007-01. 52Y
2 EMBRAER E190AR (CF34-10E6) (0372, /10 A9C-MC; 0373, /10 A9C-MD), JETSCAPE LSD 2010-10, EX-(GUL), WET-LST (RAM) 2013-07. 0373; LST (TAM) 2013-11. 12C, 84Y.
14 F 50 (PW125B) (20192, /90 PH-LMT; 20200, /90 PH-PRH; 20202, /90 PH-FZG; 20208, /91 PH-DMT; 20209, /91 PH-DMS; 20210, /91 PH-FZH; 20212, /91 PH-PRJ; 20220, /91 PH-RRF; 20232, /91 PH-JXJ; 20233, /91 PH-JXK; 20237, /91 PH-JXM; 20239, /92 PH-JXN; 20252, /92 PH-KXM; 20283, /95 PH-MXF, 2005-02), 20208; & 20209; LST (AUK) 2005-11; & RF 2005-12. 20252; WET-LST (LBC) 2007-03. 20192; WET-LST ARIK AIR (AKI) 2007-11. 20232, & 20239; FOR UN OPERATIONS. IN ALL WHITE COLORS. 50Y.
1 F 100 (11322, PH-LNE - - SEE ATTACHED - - "DNM-2009-12 FIRST JET APL"), 2009-12. WET-LST NEW MALTESE CHARTER CARRIER, EXCELLENT AIR - - SEE ATTACHED - - "DNM-2012-11 - F 100 LEASE" 2012-11.
LEEN JANSSON, PRESIDENT.
RONALD JANSSEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
MATTHIJS BOERTIEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
JAN WEERT LONT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
ERIC HESPEEL, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO).
ILS STUYCKENS, SALES DIRECTOR (2006-01).
ARNOLD TIELEMAN, MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
JACK BOS, MANAGING DIRECTOR DENIM AIR MAINTENANCE.
CARST LINDEBOOM, MANAGER OPERATIONAL PLANNING & CONTROL (2006-01).