Avion Express CEO Darius Kajokas just recently caught the aviation bug. But he says it is the global market that attracted him to the industry. According to him, ACMI services become more and more sought-after since this gives flexibility and helps to implement the growth plans of the airlines in efficient and timely manner. Read the full interview with Darius Kajokas below.
Why did you choose to work in aviation with an ACMI operator?
Actually, Avion Express is my first employer from aviation sector. Avion Express provides its services globally – our clients are located from South America to South-East Asia, leaving our main market – Europe – in the middle. I think that global reach, dynamic and growing business were the main factors why I chose to join Avion Express.
What is the most remarkable change in this field you are looking for?
As the global development of the aviation industry continues, ACMI services become more and more sought-after by the airlines since this gives flexibility and helps to implement the growth plans of the airlines in efficient and timely manner. Even though ACMI business model is relatively new, greater number of airlines is hiring these services every year turning the cooperation between airlines and ACMI providers into long-term partnerships – this is an interesting development of the aviation market and we at Avion Express are glad to be part of it.
What is the most interesting thing people don’t know about ACMI companies?
As I mentioned before, the business model of ACMI is rather new. Thus, not everyone, especially from the general public, knows that ACMI stands for “Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance”. These items cumulatively depict the services Avion Express and other ACMI companies provide to their clients i.e. other airlines.
Your personal inspirations are…?
I think that working with so many passionate and skilled professionals both at Avion Express and at our partner companies from around the globe is truly inspirational. At the same time, working in dynamic and growing industry, which aviation is, is both challenging and interesting.