SmartLynx Airlines to fly to 191 destinations in 45 countries this summer

For this summer season, SmartLynx Airlines, a leading European ACMI provider, is set to cover a roster of 191 destinations in 45 countries for clients in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and beyond.

With travel demand on a significant upswing, the airline anticipates operating approximately 30% more flights than last year, marking a notable surge in the company’s service offerings. This season also comes with a noticeable rise of clients actively booking ACMI services well in advance, strategically anticipating the continuation of ongoing increase in passenger numbers expected in 2025.

Edvinas Demenius, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, states: “We’re observing a significant and consistent rise in travel demand, particularly in Europe. Forecasts suggest that 2024 will signal the return to pre-pandemic travel levels globally. As we have strategically focused on counter-seasonality, we can say that this year, the busy season isn’t just starting— for us, it’s continuing.”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that air travel passenger numbers will reach 4.7 billion by 2024, a significant increase from the 4.5 billion passengers recorded in 2019. Amid this rising demand, airlines often face challenges aligning their fleet capacities to accommodate the swelling number of passengers. The limited aircraft availability in the market and technical difficulties that have led to grounded flights present significant challenges to sustaining reliable service.

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