LONDON – GetJet Airlines Latvia has confirmed receipt of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on 30 November 2022 issued by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia.
On the gaining of the formal approval, Rolands Ramins, Head of GetJet Airlines Latvia, emphasized that “the cooperation with Latvian authorities when acquiring the certificate had been splendid.”
“Overall, the whole company management is grateful for the efforts the team and its stakeholders have put in since the airline’s founding in 2022,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Latvian AOC marks a new milestone for GetJet Airlines, the IOSA-approved ACMI and Charter carrier from Lithuania, in its expansion to Latvia.
“The establishment of a new airline company in Latvia is our strategic business step that opens new growth opportunities for our company.”
“GetJet Airlines Latvia, along with its Lithuanian counterpart, will create strategic business synergies that will allow exploiting the charter service potential in the whole region,” said Darius Viltrakis, the CEO of GetJet Aviation Holdings.
Both companies in Latvia and Lithuania will construct business processes using the know-how and utilizing the GetJet Airlines fleet consisting of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 NG type aircraft for intra-group ACMI and charter requests.
Moreover, Latvian AOC representatives have revealed plans to add more aircraft to the fleet next year as the demand in the commercial flight segment is growing.
Rolands Ramins, Head of GetJet Airlines Latvia, points out that as the sector recovery is well underway, now is the time to become part of the process and accelerate the growth. Mr. Ramins said: “As AOC holders, we are well placed to develop many new opportunities for business growth, using our experience, market expertise, and the strength of our team to ensure maximum results with our partners.”
Recent wet-lease acquisition
The news of the operating approval by the Latvian regulatory body follows the recent news of the airline’s fleet acquisition of two leased aircraft.
GetJet recently entered a long-term partnership with the Nigerian operator Ibom Air. The two airlines signed a twelve-month wet-lease agreement for two Airbus A320-200.
The aircraft bearing the Lithuanian registration LY-GYM and LY-FAS commenced commercial operations on the 21st of November 2022.
As part of the contra-deal, GetJet Airlines, in cooperation with its established affiliates, will further support Ibom Air via crew training and line maintenance services in Nigeria.
The broader strategy for this partnership between the Akwa Ibom state-owned airline, and the Lithuanian ACMI specialist GetJet Airlines, is strengthening Ibom Air’s competitive position within the West African market.
About GetJet Airlines
GetJet Airlines is an IOSA registered airline headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania that offers ACMI and charter services.
The operator works in close partnerships with leading international airlines and with major tour operators throughout the Baltics.