Avion Express is new ERA airline member

Lithuania-based carrier Avion Express is the latest airline to take up membership of the European Regions Airline Association.

Established in 2005 as Nordic Solutions Air Services and operating charter and wet lease flights with Saab 340 cargo and passenger aircraft, the airline re-branded in 2008 as Avion Express with plans to develop as a wet lease specialist. It took delivery of its first Airbus A320 in April 2011 with a further two in December last year, bringing its total current fleet to 3 Saab 340s and 3 A320s.

The carrier recently signed a contract for the lease of two Airbus A320s to Icelandic carrier WOW Air which begins operations from 1 June 2012.

Aleksei Lupitski, managing director of Avion Express, commented, “We are very pleased to be joining ERA at this exciting time for our airline. We are sure that there are many areas where membership will prove extremely beneficial to Avion Express, and we look forward to becoming a part of the members’ network where we can exchange ideas and experiences with other airlines.”

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