About SmartLynx

In 2017 SmartLynx Airlines celebrates its 25th anniversary. SmartLynx Airlines was founded in 1992 as a private airline with its headquarters being located in Riga. Latvian and Estonian air carrier certificates have been granted to the airline. Being an EU airline, SmartLynx Airlines complies with international quality standards IOSA and EASA, as well as it has access to the free route airspace.

SmartLynx Airlines specialises in full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance), i.e., aircraft lease services and is the leading ACMI provider in EU on Airbus A320 aircraft. Airline also ensures full charter operation for its home markets in Latvia and Estonia, predominantly in the leisure market. It also performs flight crew trainings – SmartLynx ATO is a leading approved airline pilot training company in the Baltic States providing type rating courses for Airbus A320 series.

In 2017 airline’s fleet consists of 13 Airbus A320 aircraft and 1 Airbus 321 aircraft that ensure flights in Europe, Asia and Africa. SmartLynx flight crew members represent more than 17 nationalities, speak multiple languages, 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 in 2016 – 1.9 million. SmartLynx flight precision (On Time Performance) is constantly improving — in summer of 2016 this indicator reached 89% for all charter flights. Company is rapidly growing and in 2016 its turnover increased by 18%, reaching 108.4 million EUR.

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Values

  • Trustworthiness
  • Interdependence
  • Knowledge
  • Adaptability

Vision

TO BECOME THE FIRST CHOICE OF MEDIUM RANGE ACMI AND CHARTER SOLUTION

Mision

TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS THE MOST EFFICIENT CAPACITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION WITH TRAINED AND MOTIVATED STAFF

The Idea of Lynx

Lynx

Lynx is a medium sized wild cat. It inhabits high altitude forests within the dense cover of shrubs, reeds, and grass. The lynx is an animal that sees without being seen. Often called “the keeper of secrets”, its magical essence stems from the mystery that such a creature’s secrecy can also be its strength. The lynx teaches us that even the smallest can succeed in life, and that the world can unfold itself to those who stop and listen.

Lynx Constellation

Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere. It is a particularly faint constellation, and was not recognised until the 17th century. Johannes Hevelius, who discovered the constellation, is said to have named it Lynx because only the lynx-eyed, or those of good sight, would be able to identify it.