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SmartLynx Airlines appoints Belina as Deputy CEO

Apr 03, 2024

SmartLynx Airlines, a globally acknowledged ACMI, cargo, and charter provider, announces the appointment of Jan Belina (Jan Bělina) as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (D/CEO). Belina will join the SmartLynx leadership team and work alongside the company's CEO, Edvinas Demenius. The expansion of the management team is a natural step in the company's growth to increase efficiency and operational performance.

Belina has more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry in various executive positions. He is an experienced aviation leader with a proven track record of success at leading the operational processes at commercial aviation segment.

Jan Belina

Jan Belina, Deputy CEO at SmartLynx Airlines: "Around a decade ago, I had the opportunity to collaborate with SmartLynx in my previous role, and I've been genuinely impressed by the airline's remarkable growth and achievements over the years. With full confidence in SmartLynx's vision, I am excited to bring my expertise to the table, contributing towards our common goals.

Edvinas Demenius, CEO at SmartLynx, emphasizes: "Our team is the heartbeat of our airline's success. We're dedicated to attracting top-tier industry experts, enhancing our team, and refining the quality of the processes. With Mr. Belina joining our team, I am confident that SmartLynx will further elevate industry standards, paving the way for excellence."

Jan Belina will perform a supportive role for the company's CEO in leading the airline's executive team and managing day-to-day operations. With over two decades of experience at the largest Czech airline, Smartwings, in diverse management capacities, including Operations Control Center and Ground Operations, Mr. Belina brings a wealth of expertise. Prior to joining SmartLynx, he held positions as Chief Operational Officer (COO) and Accountable Manager (AM) at Smartwings.

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