Avia Solutions Group

Avia Solutions Group Expands Presence in UK Aviation Market with Acquisition of Synergy Aviation

Avia Solutions Group, one of the world’s leading aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) providers, has announced the acquisition of UK-based airline operator Synergy Aviation, Ltd. The move is set to strengthen the Group’s position in the UK aviation market and open up new opportunities for expansion.

The newly acquired company, which holds an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Type B Operating License from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), will be rebranded as Ascend Airways under Avia Solutions Group’s ownership. The deal marks a significant milestone for the Group as it extends its reach into the UK market.

Avia Solutions Group has been operating in the UK aviation market for over a decade, managing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and charter brokerage businesses. With the acquisition of Synergy Aviation, the Group aims to diversify its services by offering ACMI and Charter services in the UK.

Jonas Janukenas, CEO of Avia Solutions Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition and the opportunities it brings. “Having a UK AOC will create new avenues for growth in the UK market,” he said. “Expanding our geographic reach and offering ACMI and Charter services to UK customers locally will make our services more accessible and reliable.”

The acquisition comes with Alastair Willson, an industry veteran, taking the helm of Ascend Airways. Willson will be responsible for managing and developing Avia Solutions Group’s Charter and ACMI business in the UK. He emphasized the benefits that a local AOC brings to UK airlines, charter customers, and consumers.

“Our immediate focus is on working with the UK CAA to obtain a Type A Operating License,” Willson explained. “By the end of the year, we plan to offer ACMI and Charter services with aircraft ranging from 180 to 200-seat capacity. Our aim is to provide UK customers with locally-based aircraft and crews, ensuring a flexible and reliable service while minimizing operational disruptions.”

The acquisition of Synergy Aviation and the subsequent establishment of Ascend Airways signals Avia Solutions Group’s commitment to expanding its operations in the UK. The move aligns with the company’s strategy of providing comprehensive aviation solutions and becoming a strong player in the global ACMI market.

Avia Solutions Group is well-known for its innovative approach and commitment to excellence in the aviation industry. With a broad range of services spanning ACMI, MRO, and charter brokerage, the Group has built a reputation for delivering high-quality solutions tailored to the specific needs of its clients.

As the aviation industry continues to recover from the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Avia Solutions Group’s acquisition of Synergy Aviation demonstrates its confidence and long-term vision for growth. With Ascend Airways set to offer a more localized service, UK customers can expect enhanced options and a seamless travel experience in the near future.

The Irish-based Avia Solutions Group with a fleet of 180 aircraft, is the parent company to SmartLynx Airlines, Avion Express, Bluebird Nordic, KlasJet, and Magma Aviation. The Group holds 10 AOCs and has ambitious plans for further expansion in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The company plans to obtain an AOC in Indonesia during July 2023, expanding its current presence to surpass 68 countries worldwide.

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