Denim Air

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Denim Air ACMI B.V.
Company logo Denim Air ACMI.png
Founded February 1996
Operating bases Maastricht Aachen Airport
Fleet size 8
Parent company Panta Holdings B.V.
Headquarters Mijdrecht, Netherlands
Key people Ronald Janssen (MD)

Denim Air ACMI B.V. is a charter airline based in Mijdrecht, Netherlands.[1] It provides ACMI wet lease services to other airlines. Its main base is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.[2] It is wholly owned by Panta Holdings and had 242 employees (at February 2010).[2]


This airline was established in 1996 and started operations on 26 April 1996. In January 1999 the Spanish airline Air Nostrum wholly acquired Denim Air. In October 2002 the management team of Denim Air bought back the shares in a management buy-out. In June 2003 it started operating domestic flights in Germany from Augsburg to Düsseldorf and Berlin. In 2005 scheduled operations ceased after the airline was acquired by Panta Holdings which used to own VLM Airlines. It has since concentrated exclusively on providing ACMI services and in 2006 operations were moved to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Denim Air mainly targeted African, Asian and other willing markets, operating for United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan and Central Africa, for the Norwegian Army in Afghanistan, for Veba Oil in Libya. The airline also operated aircraft for airlines, mainly African airline, Arik Air and Spanish airline, Air Nostrum, they also operated one aircraft for African airline, Air Affaires Gabon.

On 18 February 2010, Denim Air ceased operations after all wet-lease contracts had ended within weeks and Dutch legal company De Vos & Partners was appointed as curator of wet-lease specialist Denim Air after it was declared bankrupt. A successful restart of the company was initiated.


Denim operates under wetlease (ACMI) contracts on behalf of Airlines, United Nations, NGO's, Armed Forces.


The Denim fleet included the following aircraft as of 11 January 2015:

A Denim Fokker 50
Denim Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Fokker 50 3 0 50 1 operated for the UN Humanitarian Air Service, 1 for Gotlandsflyg, 1 in the Ad-hoc charter business
Fokker 100 2 0 100 1 operated on behalf of Greenland Express and 1 operated in the Ad-hoc charter business.
Embraer ERJ-145 1 0 50
Total 6 0


  1. ^ "aero/contact Contact." Denim Air. Retrieved on 29 January 2011. "Vermogenweg 3 | 3641 SR Mijdrecht | The Netherlands."
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 72. 

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