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Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) and charter operator Avion Express has signed a contract with the Latvian national airline airBaltic to wet-lease four 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft for the upcoming summer season.
The partnership will facilitate airBaltic’s growth to meet the increasing passenger demand and ensure successful scheduled flights operations.
Under the agreement, two of the leased aircraft will operate from the Riga base between March 26 and October 28, while one will be stationed in Vilnius and the other in Tallinn from May 1 to October 28.
“We look forward to working closely with airBaltic and contributing to their operations for the peak summer season. One of our strengths is the diversified ACMI fleet that allows us to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” said Remigijus Jakučinskas, Head of Commercial at Avion Express.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic said that while the aviation industry is gradually stabilising and the demand for air travel is increasing, the sector and airBaltic face new challenges.
“The industry continues to face technical parts supply chain issues, which means we need additional capacity to ensure customer journeys and avoid flight cancellations. Thus, this summer airBaltic is cooperating with Avion Express, whose larger capacity aircraft will help to transport a bigger number of passengers,” says Gauss.
Avion Express, a family member of Avia Solutions Group, has more than 165 aircraft fleet, operating on all continents in the world. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 11,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.
airBaltic provides flights to more than 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in the airline’s route network in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.