So far 60 Ukrainians have already joined SmartLynx and are provided with housing and meals as well as employment, the company said in a press release.
“We can provide around 100 jobs to people from Ukraine. There is a mutual benefit – our team gets talented professionals, while for Ukrainians it is a new start. As we prepare for the summer season, we are actively looking for cabin crew members – with or without previous job experience, as we provide them free training. Several job vacancies are also available at our Rīga office where candidates may need relevant education and experience, but in some positions, we give a chance also to those without previous job experience in aviation, for instance, business flight planning coordinators,” said SmartLynx Airlines CEO Žygimantas Surintas.
In addition, in the past couple of months, other subsidiaries of Avia Solutions Group have closed their representations and stopped providing services in Russia.
Parent company Avia Solutions Group and its subsidiary AviaAM Leasing have closed their representations in Russia. Another subsidiary, Helisota, which is an international helicopter maintenance and repairs company in Lithuania, has suspended helicopter repair services in Russia.
On February 26, two days after the war in Ukraine started, AviaAM Leasing asked Russian carrier Aeroflot to suspend flights and return its 13 leased aircraft. Avia Solutions Group said it has also made hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of financial assistance available to the Ukrainian government and turned over fuel reserves of another subsidiary for use by the Ukrainian armed forces as they fight back against Russian aggression.