SmartLynx Airlines is a leading full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) and full charter provider in the EU with its headquarters being located in Riga and branch office in Tallinn. It also performs flight crew trainings.
The airline’s fleet in 2016 consists of 12 Airbus A320 aircrafts and 1 Airbus 321 aircraft that ensure flights in Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2017 its fleet will be supplemented by two Airbus A320 and one Airbus 321 aircraft, while in 2018 the fleet will be further expanded reaching a total of 18 aircrafts. In connection to the expansion of the fleet, SmartLynx expects to need to recruit about 80 additional pilots over the coming few years.
SmartLynx flight crew members represent more than 17 nationalities, and the average experience of captains is above 5300 block hours and first officers — above 1900 block hours.
Overall the number of passengers transported by SmartLynx is rapidly increasing with every year — in 2015 it reached 1.6 million, and the airline expects that the number of passengers will exceed 2 million already in 2016. SmartLynx flight precision (On Time Performance) is constantly improving — in summer of 2016 this indicator reached 89% for all charter flights. The Company is rapidly growing and in 2016 expects the turnover to increase above 10%.