Avion Express has expanded its fleet to 50 aircraft, up from 16 aircraft in 2021 and representing 212% growth over the past 18 months. The company has attributed this rapid growth to the rising global demand for aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) services.
The airline now has plans to increase its fleet to 60 aircraft by the end of 2024 and expects to reach 100 aircraft by the end of 2027, according to the company’s CEO Darius Kajokas.
“ACMI provides many benefits for airlines, such as efficient capacity management, operational optimisation, cost savings, and flexibility, particularly during periods of fluctuating demand,” Kajokas explained. “In response to the growing demand for these services, we have consistently expanded our fleet, enabling us to better serve our current clients, including Eurowings, SunExpress, Transavia Netherlands, TUI UK, Flynas, Air Baltic, British Airways Euroflyer, Air Malta, Pegasus and many more.”
Avion Express is also venturing into new geographical regions, with plans to establish an ACMI/charter airline and obtaining an air operator certificate (AOC) in Brazil. The new airline will operate the Airbus A320 family fleet for both passenger and cargo operations, including Airbus A321F aircraft.
Expansion of Avion Express is backed by its parent company Avia Solutions Group, a leading ACMI provider, operating a fleet of more than 180 passenger and cargo aircraft worldwide.