Heston Aviation Launches Heston Airlines

Heston Aviation launches Heston Airlines, an all-A320 family fleet operator focused on charter and ACMI markets. Commencing early 2021, the newly launched airline is ready to offer high quality customized services for tour operators and airlines within EMEA region.Heston Airlines is in the process of receiving Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and plans to start its European operations with three 180-seater Airbus A320s, with plans to grow its fleet to seven aircraft by 2022.

The airline will be led by experienced management team, including Jonas Rinkauskas as the company CEO. Rinkauskas says they will position Heston Airlines “to have strong emphasis on client needs, flexibility, and reliability of services.”

“Covid-19 created a unique market opportunity to start an airline which will capture efficiency and cost effectiveness of the current market situation, at the same time not carrying the load of restructuring costs burdening the incumbent players’’, says Jonas Butautis, partner at Heston Aviation. “By entrenching the business set-up in the post-Covid-19 world, Heston Airlines will operate at industry’s best costs base, allowing us to offer competitive, flexible solutions to customers during the recovery phase of the travel markets’’.

Heston Airlines is part of Heston Aviation, which is a consolidated group of companies, focused on aviation assets Leasing, Trading, Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul. The Group offers MRO services through Heston MRO (Australia), one of the largest independent MRO company in Australia and West Pacific. Its asset Leasing and Trading projects are captured by Heston Aviation DAC (Ireland) and other European vehicles.