Avion Express, a company that belongs to the European group Avia Solutions, announced on May 9 that it will open a subsidiary ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) in Brazil.
The plan to invest in the largest country in South America includes establishing an operation base in São Paulo where there will be a fleet of Airbus A320 jets capable of offering chartered passenger and cargo flights through wet-lease.
Even an A321F is included in the plans of Avion Express Brasil, which will have a two-digit fleet in the first two years.
The goal is to start services between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024 and for that the company says it has an experienced team to seek the Air Operator Certificate (OAC) from the Brazilian authorities.
“As the largest economy in the region with a well-developed airline sector, Brazil presents an excellent opportunity for the development of our company. Our primary objective in Brazil is to bring cost and operational efficiencies to local airlines and tour operators via our ACMI (wet/damp-lease) and Charter services,” said Darius Kajokas, CEO of Avion Express.
The chief-executive had already anticipated the plans of the Brazilian subsidiary on his Linkedin profile, when he announced the opening of vacancies to manage Avion Express in the country.
Avia Solutions Group is the largest ACMI supplier in the world, with a fleet of 173 aircraft and is expanding its operations in more than 68 countries.