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Avion Express reaches ‘milestone’ in fleet expansion

Avion Express

Narrowbody ACMI and charter airline Avion Express has expanded its fleet to a total of 50 aircraft.

The company says this milestone achievement can be attributed to the rising global demand for ACMI services and serves as a testament to the airline’s commitment to growth.

In recent years, Avion Express has experienced an intensive period of growth with a substantial expansion in their fleet size – from 16 aircraft in 2021 to 50 A320 family aircraft, an increase of 212 per cent.

Darius Kajokas, chief executive of Avion Express, said: “ACMI provides many benefits for airlines, such as efficient capacity management, operational optimisation, cost savings, and flexibility, particularly during periods of fluctuating demand.

“In response to the growing demand for these services, we have consistently expanded our fleet, enabling us to better serve our current clients, including Eurowings, SunExpress, Transavia Netherlands, TUI UK, Flynas, Air Baltic, British Airways Euroflyer, Air Malta, Pegasus, and many more.

“By the end of next year, we plan to increase our fleet to 60 aircraft and expect to reach a fleet of 100 aircraft by the end of 2027.”

In addition to its fleet expansion, Avion Express says it is venturing into new geographical regions with expansion planned for the South American market by establishing an ACMI/charter airline and obtaining an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Brazil. The new airline will operate the Airbus A320 family fleet for both passenger and cargo operations, including Airbus A321F aircraft.

The xpansion of Avion Express is backed by its parent company Avia Solutions Group, the world’s largest ACMI provider, operating a fleet of more than 180 passenger and cargo aircraft worldwide.

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