The Uber of aviation - providing worldwide services on Airbus A320, A321, A330, and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
We are a globally recognized provider of ACMI, cargo and charter services, offering a comprehensive range of aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance solutions to leading airlines across Europe, the USA, Asia, and Africa.
With a fleet of 65 aircraft and Latvian, Estonian, and Maltese Air Operator Certificates (AOC), we ensure the highest level of performance, technical reliability, and customer service, enabling our partners to meet their capacity requirements without the burden of expensive fleet expansion and crew costs.
We are a unique ACMI passenger lease provider with a diverse fleet and comprehensive business operations. The team of over 500 aviation experts and technicians, along with 1300 professionally trained crews, ensure that the highest quality standards are met and that customers enjoy an elevated travel experience.
Our fleet size is expected to reach up to 100 aircraft by the end of 2026, and our online check-in system comes with fully customizable features, including multiple products, a wide range of services, multiple language capabilities, and visuals designed for easy engagement.
Additionally, we spare no effort in ensuring the training and well-being of their staff and aircraft. The SmartLynx Training Centre offers comprehensive type rating courses for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 series, as well as Cabin Crew training. SmartLynx Technik provides a top-notch service for the airline’s aircraft, with a team of certified technicians handling everything from diagnostics to repairs and modifications.
For over thirty years, we have been providing reliable air travel services, with headquarters in Riga and offices in Estonia, Lithuania, and Malta providing cutting-edge, end-to-end capacity solutions for both passenger and cargo airlines around the globe.
SmartLynx is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 199 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services including, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, as well as a variety of associated services. Supported by 11,700 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates in 68 countries worldwide.
311destinations in 2023
6 500 000+passengers carried in 2023
34 000+tonnes of cargo carried in 2023
70aircraft in 2024
No matter the obstacles, we always remember to keep our promise towards clients and colleagues, believing that being reliable is the best decision for a long-term relationship – both personal and business. We conduct ourselves with uncompromising reliability and honesty as individuals, as teams, and as a company.
We are adaptable, flexible and responsive. Responding resourcefully to our clients ever-changing needs is a core to our success. We make business decisions that demonstrate adaptability, creativity, urgency and courage while highlighting our ability to stay aligned to the highest safety and security standards.
We believe that it is the constant cooperation that creates synergy and that helps us to achieve our goals much better and faster. Giving due respect to ourselves and others and maintaining the environment of teamwork and growth helps us to form better relationships.
We provide our clients with great experience and knowledge while being professional and constantly improving our services. Fast decision making often is a key in our daily routine, yet ours is thoroughly based on our know-how while striving to be the best at what we do.
Edvinas Demenius is a sales and project management professional with a track record of success in developing and executing business strategies, managing complex projects, boosting sales, launching new products, and strengthening customer relationships. He boasts a degree in Tourism, as well as an IATA Training and Development Institute certification in aviation, and has accumulated valuable experience at Vilnius International Airport.
Deniss began his journey in the National Armed Forces, but he was ultimately drawn to the exciting world of civil aviation. In 2012, he joined Smartlynx, where he served as a flight dispatcher and flight support engineer. He then went on to gain experience with Qatar Airways, Primera Air, and Airest AS. With an impressive background in the industry, Deniss returned to Smartlynx in 2021 as the Director of Flight Operations and Integrated Flight Control Center and now serves as Chief Operating Officer.
Skirmantas Sutkus has advanced qualifications in Finance and International Business and extensive experience as CFO. His impressive portfolio of work encompasses a range of industries, including Holding companies, Banking, Real estate, Retail, Raw materials, Entertainment, Agriculture, and Food processing. In his leadership role, Mr. Sutkus oversees all financial, administrative, and risk management operations; develops and implements financial and operational strategies, and manages growth and M&A deals.
Sigurdur Gislason has been in the aviation industry for over a decade. Joining SmartLynx Airlines in 2007, he has held the position of Safety & Security Director for many years. Prior to his tenure with SmartLynx, he had experience in the aviation industry as an employee of ACMI operator Air Atlanta, as well as with NATO in the civil aviation development efforts in Afghanistan. Mr. Gislason holds a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Latvia.