The director of Kaunas Airport has praised the airport’s strategic decision to focus on MRO infrastructure development following the global coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as having been the right one in a special post on social media.

    MAAS Aviation, the third-largest aircraft-painting provider in the world, has begun construction of its facility in the airport, which is being expanded and further developed. Once completed, it will paint the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family aircraft.

    The director also called for other businesses to look to Kaunas Airport for their MRO hangar developments as it will soon offer a “one-stop-shop experience”.

    Taking to LinkedIn, Karolis Matulaitis said: “As the Covid-19 outbreak made most airports much quieter than usual, #Kaunas #Airport remained busy. MAAS Aviation, the third-largest aircraft-painting provider in the world, began construction of its facility in the Northern part of the airport, which is being expanded and further developed.

    “I’ve always said that an airport must firmly stand on two feet, where one foot represents passenger operations and the other – cargo and/or #MRO activities. During this crisis, we saw that our strategic decision to focus on MRO #infrastructure development was right.

    “When completed, MAAS Aviation’s facility will paint Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family aircraft. Overall, MRO providers operating at Kaunas Airport will be able to service 11 aircraft at one time.

    “This is a big challenge and a significant opportunity for us and #Lithuania. An estimated 400 highly qualified and well-paid job positions will be created as a result of our MRO expansion project.

    “In these testing times for aviation, I call on your business to reconsider your MRO activities and choose Kaunas Airport for your MRO hangar development – the hub for aircraft maintenance in the Baltics that will soon offer a true one-stop-shop experience.”

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