Latvian wet-lease airline Smartlynx has received its operating license for Australia.
Smartlynx expands its market presence: The Latvian ACMI specialist has received an operating license from the Australian Civil Aviation Authority for A330 flights on domestic and international routes. The carrier announced that the A320, A321 and 737 will also be subject to the Air Operator's Certificate. The airline says it has a one-third market share in ACMI business in Europe and is also active in the US, Asia and Africa. To date, Smartlynx has acquired operating licenses in Latvia, Estonia and Malta. The fleet is expected to grow from 55 to 65 aircraft in 2023: 29 Airbus A320, eight A321, 13 A321F, six A330-300 and nine Boeing 737 MAX 9.