ROUTES AMERICAS: Avion Express to Establish Dominican Wings in Americas Market

European ACMI operator Avion Express is in the process of establishing a new operation to support growing demand for ad hoc and charter aircraft capacity across the Americas, a market where the current supply is limited.  The Lithuanian carrier has already begun the process of establishing the new business, Dominican Wings, in the Dominican Republic and is hopeful of getting the carrier airborne by this summer.

After growing dramatically in Europe and increasing its charter and ACMI fleet to ten Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, the airline shareholder and board member, Gardar Forberg revealed to The HUB on the sidelines of this year’s Routes Americas forum in San Salvador, El Salvador that now was the right time to look at new opportunities with the business.

“We are always looking for new frontiers to explore and have decided we want to try to replicate the development of Avion Express in the Americas market,” explained Forberg.  “We have now effectively mounted a new AOC in the Dominican Republic, under the name Dominican Wings.”

The initial plan for Dominican Wings is for a single A320 to be transferred across from the Avion Express operation this summer with additional aircraft possibly following during the 2014/2015 winter schedule.  “What is great about the Americas for us is the great market potential, but it also afford us the capability of moving assets quite rapidly between the two AOCs to take advantage of the counter cyclical markets.”

Watch our EXCLUSIVE Routes Americas video interview with Avion Express shareholder and board member, Gardar Forberg, below:

Avion Express shareholder and board member, Gardar Forberg

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