SmartLynx Airlines offers A330 PAX-Freighter charter service

By Roger Hailey

Malta-based SmartLynx Airlines is offering cargo charters on five of its Airbus A330 passenger aircraft that been modified by having the seats removed.

The European Union specialist in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions and air cargo charters is able to transport freight shipments around the world.

“We can get large shipments around the world in just seven days. It is all possible thanks to great planning and excellent teamwork,” said Edvinas Demenius, VP of Sales and Development at SmartLynx Airlines.

The modified Airbus A330 carry cargo with a volume capacity of 260 cu m and a maximum cargo weight of 50 tonnes.

Added Demenius: “One of our recent clients had us flying from France to Chicago with loading in Vietnam. The full route was France-Cambodia-Vietnam-South Korea-Alaska-Chicago, with stops for fuelling and crew’s rest.

“We always strive for the most efficient and effective route for each cargo charter flight of every shipment at the same time ensuring safety and well-being of our crew.”

He continued: “SmartLynx Airlines adding long-haul operations was a well-thought-out step in our development strategy. As one of the leading EU-based ACMI and air cargo charter operators on Airbus aircraft, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our current services as well as offer new options for our clients.

“The pandemic has brought many challenges to the industry and, at the same time, has opened many doors for growth. We believe that by adding long-haul operations during such turbulent times we took a risk that will pay off immensely.”

Once the long-haul cargo market returns to the pre-Covid levels, SmartLynx Airlines plans to return the Airbus A330 aircraft to operate on long-haul passenger flights. 

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