The largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world Avion Express announced record quarterly production results. During Q3 2019 the airline flew over 27,400 block hours, increasing the year-on-year production result by 28%. September year to date production results increased by over 15% – the company flew over 50,000 block hours in the three quarters of 2019.
The company CEO Darius Kajokas said, “Busy European summer season led to significant growth in the demand for ACMI services. This year we expanded our fleet to 22 aircraft, the biggest fleet in the history of our company, and consolidated all our efforts to assist European scheduled and charter airlines with their growth plans and capacity needs and this resulted in overall growth of our production. I would like to thank our professional team for their hard work and dedication, which is fueling our results. At the same time, I would like to express our gratitude to the clients who choose our services. Their trust motivates us to move further and develop our services.”
For the remaining period of European high-season Avion Express will continue to provide ACMI services to Onur Air and SunExpress, while Avion Express Malta will continue operating for Norwegian.
At the same time, Avion Express is constantly working on expanding its client base and has recently signed an ACMI contract with VietJet Air, an international low-cost airline from Vietnam. According to the wet-lease agreement, 6 aircraft – 3 Airbus A320 and 3 Airbus A321 – will be flying for the Vietnamese carrier until the end of February 2020. Four of the aircraft will already start operations in Vietnam in November.