The global ACMI, charter and cargo operator SmartLynx Airlines has received Australian Foreign Air Transport Operator Certificate (FATAOC) granted by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority. The certification allows SmartLynx to begin operations to, from and within Australia.
Operating flights to Australia has been integral to SmartLynx’s strategic plans to expand its global network by entering new markets. This certificate authorises starting operation in Australia of Airbus A330-type aircraft and the company plans to receive certification also for other aircraft types like the A320, A321 and Boeing B737.
To receive FATAOC, SmartLynx has fulfilled all operational requirements and submitted the necessary certificates of airworthiness and maintenance schedules for the Airbus A330-type to be operated in Australia. Latvian-based SmartLynx Airlines operates also in North America, Asia, and Africa. The company holds Air Operator Certificates (AOC) in Latvia, Estonia, and Malta.
The current fleet size consists of 55 aircraft and by the end of 2023 is set to increase its fleet to 65 aircraft, including Airbus A320 (29), A330-300 (six), A321 (eight), Airbus A321F (13) and Boeing 737 MAX (nine) aircraft.