SmartLynx delivers A321F to Levu Air Cargo


SmartLynx Airlines, a globally acknowledged ACMI, cargo, and charter provider, has launched a partnership with Brazilian Cargo solution company Levu Air Cargo (Levu). SmartLynx has signed a dry-lease agreement for one of its A321F making Levu the first company in Latin America to operate this type of aircraft. 

A dry-lease of SmartLynx's A321F arrived in Recife, Brazil, last week to begin the registration process under the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and change the aircraft number to PS-LVU. The aircraft previously operated under registration number 9H-CGD (MSN 775) for DHL Aviation in partnership with SmartLynx.  

The A321 is a widely used passenger aircraft model in Brazil and Latin America. However, the A321-200PCF version is a recent addition to the freighter market. Levu was established with the goal of introducing innovation and providing high service standards in the Brazilian market, which led the company to select the finest aircraft in its category.  

Edvinas Demenius, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines: "Our partnership with Levu marks a significant milestone, not only for the Brazilian aviation market with the introduction of the first A321F registered in the country and region, but also for SmartLynx as we extend our cargo capacity management services to Latin America. This important step is a part of our strategic efforts to expand our geography and we see much potential in this region." 

Rodrigo Pacheco, CEO of Levu Air Cargo: “We specifically sought out SmartLynx due to their extensive knowledge of the aircraft as they are the biggest operator for A321F in the world today. Their partnership with DHL in Europe makes the learning curve much more efficient for us as we will operate for the DHL supply chain here in Brazil. This strategic decision helps us deliver top-notch performance and ensures the best results for our valued customers." 

Levu Air Cargo selected the A321F for its modern design, lower fuel consumption, and reduced CO2 emissions. It is the only aircraft in its category capable of handling containerized cargo on both the lower and main deck, significantly improving turnover efficiency.

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