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Avion Express is the leading narrow-body ACMI and charter operator operating an Airbus A320 family aircraft. Working in the field for over 17 years, we have established a long-term partnership with clients in Europe and are also operating in Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America.

Avion Express is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide.

The Group manages over 100 offices and production facilities globally and is significantly backed by the assets of over 7,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

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Avion Express will wet-lease two additional Airbus A320s to operate on behalf of Eurowings

Monday, 05 September 2022

Two additional Airbus A320s will operate on behalf of Eurowings under the wet-lease from June 1st until June 21st, 2022. On top of these aircraft, for June to October 2022 still two additional Airbus A320 aircraft will assist Eurowings. A total of 14 aircraft will operate on behalf of Eurowings for an active summer holiday season in June. Looking forward to new exciting destinations!

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Avion Express will wet-lease two additional Airbus A320s to operate on behalf of Eurowings

Tuesday, 07 June 2022

Additional capacity is on its way! The cooperation with Eurowings, the leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group and thus part of the world’s largest aviation group, is continuing. Two additional Airbus A320s will operate on behalf of Eurowings under the wet-lease from June 1st until June 21st, 2022. On top of these aircraft, for June to October 2022 still two additional Airbus A320 aircraft will a...Read more

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Avion Express will damp-lease two Airbus A320 aircraft to operate on behalf of TUI Airways UK

Monday, 30 May 2022

New partnerships are forming for the busy season of 2022. Happy to announce that our clients’ base is expanding and the first long term ACMI contract with TUI Airways, UK's leading travel brand and world’s top-ranked leisure airline, has been signed.   We will damp-lease two Airbus A320 aircraft for the period of May 2022 to September 2022 to operate on behalf of TUI Airways UK. Flights w...Read more

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Vilius Lukošiūnas, newly appointed Vice President Finance: “It’s important that values of the person and the company would match”

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Sometimes life throws unexpected storms at us, and sometimes they happen one after the other without a break! But exactly the same storms have the power to strengthen and grow. This perfectly describes the time when Vilius Lukošiūnas, newly appointed Vice President Finance, started his journey at Avion Express. In the midst of a few unexpected crises, his team and professionalism only grew and s...Read more

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Avion Express will damp-lease 6 aircraft to operate on behalf of SunExpress in AYT base

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Looking forward to a busy summer! Avion Express continues its partnership with SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. For the upcoming summer season Avion Express will damp-lease 6 aircraft to operate on behalf of SunExpress in AYT base. “We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with SunExpress and provide additional capacity for summer 2022. We are al...Read more

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Antonia Christodoulou, Cabin Safety Officer at Avion Express: “I am enjoying every little second of my job”

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Persistence and willingness to learn opens many doors in life. That is the motto and belief of Antonia, a mother of two and a woman who dedicated more than 30 years to aviation and found her place at Avion Express to share her lifelong passion, commitment, and experience to the profession of the skies. Antonia is a Cabin Safety Officer at Avion Express. Love for aviation led her to the career she ...Read more

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Efstathios Tsagaratos, Chief of Flight Instructors and Examiners at Avion Express: “32 years later, I am still in love with this job”

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

What could be better than having your hobby for a job? Efstathios Tsagaratos, Chief of Flight Instructors and Examiners at Avion Express, became a pilot because he refused to be “grounded” and decided to pursue the career of his dreams. He is happy he chose this exciting profession and shares his career journey, dreams, and challenges. Efstathios is glad to be providing service to an internati...Read more

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Avion Express is continuing its successful cooperation with Sky Cana

Monday, 11 April 2022

Avion Express is continuing its successful cooperation with Sky Cana, a start-up airline headquartered in Santo Domingo. Avion Express will wet-lease three A321s and one A320 aircraft to operate on behalf of the Dominican carrier for a one year period starting from 2022 April until 2023 March. “We are delighted to continue our business partnership with Avion Express. We are excited to be movi...Read more

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Sizzling Caribbean vibes through the eyes of Avion Express’ cabin crew

Friday, 25 March 2022

Adventure, gorgeous locations, and active lifestyle – this is what being a cabin crew entails. And while it isn't for everyone, people who choose this career all can attest - it's the best. Cristian Chirita, the Senior Cabin Crew at Avion Express, a narrow-body ACMI operator and member of global aviation services group Avia Solutions Group, has been flying as cabin crew for over 6 years. While A...Read more

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David Sheehan, newly appointed Chief Pilot at Avion Express: “Anything worthwhile doesn’t come easy, you have to make an effort.”

Friday, 18 March 2022

A childhood’s dream to become a pilot turned out to be a great life lesson and a gift of a lifelong adventure. Born in Ireland, Avion Express's newly appointed Chief Pilot, David Sheehan, shares his story of making his dream a reality. Some discover their passion along the way, while others, like David, knew who he wanted to become from an early age. He shares the story of passion, determination...Read more

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Avion Express in partnership with Eurowings

Thursday, 10 March 2022

After the successful and thorough selection process, we were nominated as the long-term ACMI provider for Eurowings. The cooperation to wet-lease 11 A320s commence in the beginning of the IATA summer season 2022. Eurowings, headquartered at Cologne/Bonn Airport, is the leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group and thus part of the world’s largest aviation group. The airline currently flies to mo...Read more

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Meet Laura Macutkevič, the Avion Express Vice President, People and Culture

Tuesday, 08 March 2022

For Laura Macutkevič, Vice President, People and Culture with the Avia Solutions Group subsidiary, Avion Express, her first flying experience as an adult was the beginning of a love affair with aviation that endures to this day. At the age of 20, and as a student of tourism, her spark for aviation was ignited on a flight to Cyprus where she would spend the next six months as an intern in the h...Read more

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Charter flights above Ukrainian airspace are redirected

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Due to EASA regulations and the closure of Ukrainian airspace to flights, all charter flights above Ukrainian airspace are redirected. Ukrainian airspace was usually crossed during charter flights from Vilnius to Egypt, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. Now that the flight route has changed, the flight time will be slightly increased. Ukrainian airspace will be avoided by at least 200 kilometers b...Read more

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Myth or reality? Flight attendant shares thoughts on most prolific myths about the career

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Many agree that being a flight attendant sound simply dreamy. Yet in society, there are plenty of myths about the profession. Jovita Jasinskaite, a flight attendant flying for Avion Express, a European narrow-body ACMI operator and member of global aviation services group Avia Solutions Group, shares her thoughts on some of the most well-known myths about the career and life of flight attendants. ...Read more

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Avion Express welcomes new Vice President Technical

Friday, 21 January 2022

We are delighted to share that Frédéric Pralus, an experienced aviation professional, is joining Avion Express as Vice President Technical. With an impressive career in aviation spanning over almost 30 years, Frédéric brings valuable experience, know-how and industry insight. He has worked in many executive-level positions as CEO, COO, Director of Engineering, Managing Partner, and Technica...Read more

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Avion Express enters cargo transportation market

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights were suspended around the world due to coronavirus pandemic, cargo-carrying flights are in huge deman...Read more

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Avion Express appoints Vice President Commercial

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

Avion Express is delighted to announce that Dainius Staniulis was appointed Vice President Commercial as of May 1st. Dainius previously served the company as a Commercial Manager. For the last two years, Dainius was developing sales function in the company with a strong focus on strengthening clients’ portfolio and meeting customer’s needs. Having brought his expertise in sales working with...Read more

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To be more than a Captain: the Success Story of Jose Maria Fernandez

Monday, 02 March 2020

“Dynamism and challenging day-to-day reality” – that is Jose Maria Fernandez’s, Avion Express’ new Deputy Head of Flight Operations, answer when he is asked why he loves his job and wakes up with a new flow of excitement every morning. The experienced pilot opens up about his career path and success he achieved. Jose Maria’s relationship with aviation started developing 35 years ag...Read more

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Notice on Fraudulent Job Offers

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Avion Express' Commitment to Privacy It has been brought to our attention that there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, purporting to be from UAB “Avion Express” and/or its affiliates (“Avion”). These persons have been offering fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants / candidates (usually pilots and/or cabin crew) and often asking for sensitive financial information...Read more

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Avion Express reached record production results in 2019

Monday, 13 January 2020

Avion Express, leading ACMI operator in the world, is delighted to announce that the company reached record yearly production results in 2019. During 2019 Avion Express expanded its fleet to the all-time high number of 22 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Last year Avion Express produced a record number of over 60,200 block hours (BH) in comparison with 52,500 BH recorded during 2018. Hence, the com...Read more

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Avion Express recognised among the top companies in Lithuania

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

After a great year of accolades, Avion Express has been awarded another acknowledgement. This time the company has been recognized among the 7% of most reliable and stable companies in Lithuania by a leading Lithuanian business portal rekvizitai.lt. The selection criteria was based on the aspects as follows: the companies established two or more years ago, timely submitting their financial repo...Read more

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Avion Express to lease four Airbus A320 aircraft to LOT

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, has reached an agreement to wet-lease four Airbus A320 aircraft to the Polish National Airline LOT. Under the ACMI agreement, signed until 31st of May 2020, two Airbus A320 aircraft will start flying for LOT Polish Airlines from 14th of January 2020 and the other two will commence flight operations on 1st of February 2020. Al...Read more

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From Aircraft Technician to Vice President Fleet: the Success Story of Artūras Vegys

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Recently, Avion Express has appointed Artūras Vegys as its new Vice President Fleet. For an experienced specialist, such an important career turn didn’t happen overnight and Artūras’ story proves to be an inspiring example to follow. Over just a few years that Artūras has been a part of Avion Express, he has helped tremendously to lead the company forward to its largest fleet of 22 Airb...Read more

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Avion Express recognized among the best companies internationally

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, received the Airline of the Year 2019 Bronze Award from the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). The achievement was announced during the General Assembly, followed by ERA’s annual awards ceremony, on October 9th, 2019 in Juan-les-Pins, France. The company received the prestigious award based on numerous criteria such a...Read more

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Avion Express reached record production results during Q3 2019 and signed winter contract with VietJet Air

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world Avion Express announced record quarterly production results. During Q3 2019 the airline flew over 27,400 block hours, increasing the year-on-year production result by 28%. September year to date production results increased by over 15% – the company flew over 50,000 block hours in the three quarters of 2019. The company CEO Darius Kajokas sai...Read more

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Quality Manager Marius Brazys: “My whole journey with Avion Express has been a success story”

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Marius Brazys, Avion Express Quality Manager, has been a valuable part of the company since 2012, which in itself is long enough. However, his journey in aviation started long before that. “I have always wanted to be a pilot,” starts Marius. “The standards and requirements for this job are extremely high, and I have poor eyesight, so, unfortunately, I couldn’t pursue that path. So, I m...Read more

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During H1 2019 Avion Express demonstrated growth in fleet and production

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

During the first half of 2019 Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, expanded its fleet and increased production results. This summer the company is operating 22 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The current fleet is the biggest in the history of Avion Express. During the summer season 2019 Avion Express is providing ACMI services to Onur Air, SunExpress and Thomas Cook A...Read more

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From an intern to an employee: securing a job in aviation while still at university

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Avion Express is offering an Intern Programme which provides great opportunities for students to discover the aviation industry from within while still at university. Domantas Paičius joined Avion Express in the spring of 2018 as an intern, but once his internship was over, Domantas was offered to continue his journey with the company, and now he is as a Junior Flight Documentation Officer. He is...Read more

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Avion Express offered prompt assistance to airlines affected by the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX brought unexpected challenges to multiple airlines worldwide. In reaction to these circumstances, Avion Express ramped up the operations to support its current and new clients. The largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world demonstrated its flexibility and readiness to support airlines affected by the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX. As such, with over 11% of f...Read more

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Avion Express Cadet Programme first graduates shared their experience with the Programme and airline

Friday, 05 April 2019

At the beginning of 2019, the first two cadets finished Avion Express Cadet Programme. It is a big step in the lives of the young pilots and the company as well. Jonar Hanak and Oliver Bjurling are highly motivated and hard-working. They took the opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming professional pilots and showed that it takes dedication and persistence to reach this goal. Jonar Hanak ...Read more

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Avion Express to launch its first MPL Training Programme with BAA Training

Monday, 08 April 2019

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, announced the launch of the MPL Training Programme with its long-term partner BAA Training, one of the biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe. The competency-focused MPL Training Programme, that is set to begin in August 2019, is based on a multi-crew training that imitates the actual cockpit experience working ...Read more

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From working in a male-dominated team to managing one: the success story of Sigita Kašėtaitė

Friday, 08 March 2019

This year will mark 10 years that Sigita Kašėtaitė has been working in aviation. More than half of this time she has spent at Avion Express, where she has walked a long and interesting path from Engineering Services Engineer to Planning Manager to Engineering Manager to ARC Signatory to her current well-deserved position of the Head of Engineering and Planning. Sigita has always known that s...Read more

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Avion Express ended 2018 with record production results and new clients

Monday, 14 January 2019

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, announced its production results of 2018. The company closed the year with the 27% year-on-year increase in production, having flown the record number of more than 52,500 block hours. The increase in production was driven by the airline’s significant growth during 2018. In the summer of 2018, Avion Express reached its all-tim...Read more

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Q3 2018 production results of Avion Express increased 67% year-on-year

Wednesday, 03 October 2018

During the third quarter of 2018 Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, demonstrated another significant growth in production. In Q3 2018 the airline flew over 21,600 block hours, increasing the year-on-year production result by over 67%. “Our company has grown significantly since the beginning of the year in terms of fleet size, cockpit and cabin crew and HQ pers...Read more

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Avion Express to launch Type Rating training programme with BAA Training aviation academy

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Avion Express, an experienced narrow-body ACMI operator, has signed an Airbus A320 Type Rating training agreement with BAA Training. Further working on solving pilot sourcing and recruitment challenges as well as anticipating the increase of the fleet, Avion Express took an extra step to attract new pilots with relevant qualification and skills to operate the company’s Airbus A320 family air...Read more

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Avion Express sets new records in mid-2018

Friday, 03 August 2018

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, keeps demonstrating strong growth. The fleet expansion in the first half of 2018 became the driving force of the increase in the production results of the company. During H1 2018 Avion Express fleet have flown almost 22,000 block hours, which accounts for a 17% year-to-year growth. In late July Avion Express hit another milesto...Read more

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Avion Express has expanded its fleet to 18 aircraft

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Avion Express, the largest ACMI operator in the world, has signed leasing agreements for three additional Airbus A320 aircraft. These three aircraft have recently been added to the fleet of Avion Express, which now comprises of 18 Airbus A320 family aircraft. During summer-autumn 2018 all three newly leased-in aircraft will be flying on behalf of Avion Express clients in Europe. With the addit...Read more

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Avion Express signed a leasing agreement with AviaAM Leasing

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Avion Express has signed a leasing agreement with AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, for two Airbus A321 aircraft. Under the operating lease agreement, Avion Express will operate the aircraft for the next 6 years. Both aircraft will operate for Thomas Cook Airlines during the summer season. “We are very happy to have signed partnership with AviaAM Le...Read more

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Avion Express demonstrates growth in production in Q1 2018

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

In 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts a 6%-rise in air traffic, compared to the previous year. Average passenger traffic in geographical Europe already grew by 7.4% during the first month of the year, while the non-EU market showed an increase of 14.6%. On a global scale, passenger air travel is expected to maintain positive growth rates up to 2030. In order to...Read more

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Changes at the Helm of Avion Express

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Avion Express, one of the world leaders in the provision of ACMI services on narrow-body aircraft today announced that Darius Kajokas is to be named its new CEO, effective April 4th, 2018. Mr. Kajokas joined Avion Express as Deputy CEO in August 2017. He succeeds Gardar Forberg who has served as interim CEO since April of 2017. Mr. Forberg, an 8-year veteran of Avion Express as Shareholder and Man...Read more

Board of Directors

Vladas Bagavičius
Chairman of the Board
Linas Dovydėnas
Member of the Board
Darius Kajokas
Member of the Board

Company Documentation

Avion Express Canadian FAOC No 11821 - 2019-09-25
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Avion Express AOC No LT.AOC.003 2019-11-11
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Avion Express CCAR 129 Operations Specifications Approval
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LT.CAMO.0003 R1
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AOC_Specifications_12_OCT_2021 (1)
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UAB_Avion_Express_-_IOSA_Registration_Certificate
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NVD EASA_Part-CAMO_approval
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UAB Avion Express Air Operating Licence
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Company Values

Reliability

During over 16 years of operating, we have established a strong track record. We never compromise on the quality of our services, and our Quality Systems make sure of it.

Flexibility

We pride ourselves in being flexible, from the smallest details to complicated tailor-made solutions for individual clients. Together with you we strive to think "outside the box".

Safety

Safety is always our top priority. We have implemented state of the art systems to ensure that our safety standards remain at the highest possible level. Our company has been IOSA registered since 2013.

Customer focused

Building an excellent relationship with our customers is very important to us. Throughout the past years we have built a team that you can rely on and that is ready to walk that "extra mile" to satisfy your needs.

Recognition

We were recognized by Verslo Žinios as one of the TOP-20 Lithuanian Most Desirable Employers of 2019. Our company was also awarded ACMI Operator of the Year 2019 at Air Transport Awards by International Business News and reached the 22nd position among Lithuanian Business Leaders Top 500 in 2018 according to Verslo Žinios, the leading business newspaper in Lithuania.