SmartLynx Airlines, a renowned specialist in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services and a respected ACMI cargo and charter provider in the EU, and a family member of Avia Solutions Group, has announced plans to open a new competence and innovation centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The addition of a new location is part of the company’s ongoing expansion that is set to allow the company to better manage growing operations.
According to Zygimantas Surintas, CEO at SmartLynx Airlines: “As our company continue to grow, opening a new office was a well-thought-out and needed step. We chose Vilnius because we are well familiar with the Baltic region’s people and work ethics and are sure that we will be able to successfully expand our team here.”
The new Vilnius office that is set to open doors in March 2022 is the fourth for the airline, with others located in Riga in Latvia, Tallinn in Estonia, and Birkirkara in Malta. “Vilnius office will cover Sales, Marketing, Technical, IT solutions, and Product departments,” shared Zygimantas Surintas. “As we are becoming the largest airline in the Baltics, we will need talented people to help us run the business, thus we plan to have more than 100 professionals working at the office.” The new office will be located in AeroCity Tech Valley, which belongs to Avia Solutions Group, a leading global aerospace services group.
SmartLynx Airlines specialises in full-service ACMI aircraft lease services and is an acknowledged ACMI, cargo and charter provider, recognised as one of the top choices for aircraft lease solutions. Currently, the operator is focused on an ongoing business strategy and development. The company’s fleet size grew to 35 units in summer 2021, with substantial growth plans for 2022. “We are also going to significantly grow our team. By the summer of 2022, we plan to grow our office team to over 250 people.” explained SmartLynx’s CEO.
“We are delighted to be on our way to becoming the largest airline in the Baltics and to open a competence and innovation centre in Vilnius,” added Zygimantas Surintas.