ACMI and charter provider, SmartLynx Malta, received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, enabling the airline to conduct passenger and cargo operations to, from, and transiting the United States.
The airline underwent several months-long process of application, followed by inspections and checks to ensure full compliance with US aviation regulatory bodies.
SmartLynx Airlines CEO, Mr. Zygimantas Surintas, comments on the latest accomplishment:
"The received FAA approval is a major milestone in our company's history. It was a crucial step enabling us to fully follow through the recently signed agreement with GlobalX. The received certificate is a result of our team's effort which, despite the turmoil caused by the ongoing pandemic, stayed on the planned course of effective development strategy. We would also like to express our gratitude to US authorities for making the process go seamlessly.
Approval to operate in the US is increasing our competitiveness and complementing our expansion plans to new markets."
SmartLynx Malta was established in April 2019 and has already obtained the Foreign Air Operator Certificate issued by the Canadian Ministry of Transport.