Avion Express, one of the world leaders in the provision of ACMI services on narrow body aircraft today announced that Darius Kajokas is to be named its new CEO, effective April 4th, 2018.
Mr. Kajokas joined Avion Express as Deputy CEO in August 2017. He succeeds Gardar Forberg who has served as interim CEO since April of 2017. Mr. Forberg, an 8-year veteran of Avion Express as Shareholder and Management Board Member will revert back to supporting the company in an advising capacity with special emphasis on customer relations and business development.
"I am delighted to introduce Darius Kajokas as the next CEO of Avion Express" said Mr. Forberg. "The Board of Directors and shareholders unanimously agreed that Darius is ready to take the helm of Avion Express. He is a proven leader that can drive our continuous evolution as the trusted, innovative partner that our customers rely on to deliver the services they need to meet their goals. In his time as my deputy, he has acquired deep industry experience, the passion for our business, and the leadership ability necessary to take this company to the next level. The company has come a long way over the past 8 years and I have the honor and privilege to pass on the baton at a time where the company is reporting its best business performance to date".
"It is truly an honor to take over as CEO at such an important moment in the Company's history" said Mr. Kajokas. "In my time here, I have come to admire Avion Express' foundational strengths -- its history, its culture of excellence, its great team of professionals and its strong market position. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues around the world to tackle the many exciting opportunities and challenges being presented by our markets and, in doing so, continue our tradition of exceeding the expectations of our customers, partners and shareholders".
Avion Express is the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world. In 2018 Avion Express will operate 18 Airbus A319/320/321 aircraft serving its clients worldwide.