SmartLynx sees fleet growth in 2021

SmartLynx Airlines has added five Airbus A330 stripped of their passenger seats to provide long-haul cargo operations in what the European Union-based ACMI passenger and cargo specialist called a “memorable year” so far in 2021.

Said a spokesperson: “The company grew its fleet to an impressive number of 35 aircraft. This includes five Airbus A330 Zero LOPA aircraft, added to the Airbus A320 and A321 fleet to meet the growing market demand for long-haul cargo operations.

“With these modified aircraft, the airline is able to transport cargo shipments, including vaccines and medical supplies, on long-haul flights.”

Zygimantas Surintas, chief executive of SmartLynx Airlines, said: “Recently we had a chance to prove how great the new aircraft are and have transported a shipment around the world in just 7 days.

“One of our recent clients had us flying from France to Chicago, with loading in Vietnam.

“The full route took us around the globe: France-Cambodia-Vietnam-South Korea-Alaska (USA)-Chicago (USA). The necessary stops were made for fuelling and crew’s rest.”

Earlier this year, SmartLynx Malta began supporting the Express Division of Deutsche Post DHL with two Airbus A321-200 freighter aircraft, helping them to meet the increasing demand for express cargo transportation worldwide.

In July through to September the carrier operated over 5,500 flights. This was in part due to growing airline clientele.

Added Surintas: “We were delighted to partner with such well-known companies like DHL, Volotea, and Royal Air Maroc and provide them with exceptional passenger and cargo ACMI services.

“The fact that such esteemed companies choose to work with us proves that our professionalism and expertise are valued and respected.”

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