SmartLynx Airlines on its way to becoming the dominant A321-200 P2F operator in Europe. Currently operating six A321F aircraft, the company plans to increase its fleet to 13 by the end of this year to obtain at least four more A321F units by the end of 2024. With this expansion plan, SmartLynx Airlines is well-placed to take the lead in the narrow-body express freight market.
SmartLynx Airlines Cargo Operations Manager Dmitrijs Voroncovs believes the A321-200F is the ultimate solution for frequent domestic and regional operations. " This is the first ever narrow-body freighter to feature containerized both main and lower cargo decks, which allow for automated loading and unloading to achieve exceptional turnaround times," he claims.
The CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, Zygimantas Surintas, said, "as we reintroduce the A321-200 freighter to the world, we are confident that it is poised to lead the future of cargo operations. To start, its exceptional fuel efficiency makes it the most sustainable choice in the cargo market today. Direct operational costs for A321F are up to 30% lower comparing to the classic B757-200 and 737, making it the most cost-effective option for our clients. In addition, due to the popularity of A320 family, we are committed to providing efficient and fast maintenance for our fleet. Thanks to our partnership with Lufthansa Technik, we have convenient access to high-quality spare parts, ensuring the reliability and safety of our aircraft.”