Airlines SmartLynx expands presence in Germany with new partnerships

Carrier SmartLynx Airlines has announced, that it will be expanding its operations in Germany through new operational partnerships.

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Latvian airline SmartLynx has announced, that it plans to expand its operations in Germany. To execute these plans, the carrier will go into operational partnerships with TUI Germany, Involatus and DHL.

For the Summer schedule of 2021, SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Germany and Involatus. The airline will fly from Basel/Mulhouse and Saarbrücken to popular touristic destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands.

Routes served on behalf of TUI Germany will be to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife. For Involatus, the airline will start operation in autumn 2021 from various German airports. As one of the leading ACMI airlines in Europe, SmartLynx is seeking to have its share on the growing tourism market in Germany.

Žygimantas Surintas, CEO SmartLynx, commented: "Especially in a difficult market environment, it is important to grow with reliable partners [...] With TUI Deutschland and Involatus, we have found two strong partners for the coming season who are able to make their flight programme a success even in difficult times."

Oliver Pawel, SmartLynx Country Manager Germany, added: "We are sure that we can convince with SmartLynx in Germany. The Baltic airline is characterised by high safety standards and high demands on its pilots and crew members. This makes SmartLynx the optimal product for the price-sensitive tourist market."

Pawel also stated, that SmartLynx will be offering an easy-to-use booking platform, where additional services can be booked. Customers will be able to add extra baggage, reserve seats or check in sports equipment.

Recently, SmartLynx Airline´s Maltese subsidiary announced a freight cooperation with express freight company DHL. Together, the airlines seek to break new ground in cargo transportation. For the partnership, two newly converted Airbus A321 freighters will be added to the fleet.

"By supporting the freight service provider DHL with two cargo aircraft, we are enabling our partner to respond to the growing demand for air freight," Surintas concluded.

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