Lithuania: Avia Solutions Group buys UK airline Synergy Aviation

Lithuanian-owned ACMI provider Avia Solutions Group (ASG) has acquired the UK-based airline operator, Synergy Aviation, AviationSource reports. ASG will later rebrand Synergy Aviation to Ascend Airways. Jonas Janukenas, CEO of ASG, said that the group planned to expand further in the UK. Irish-based ASG is the parent company of several airlines, including Avion Express, Bluebird Nordic, KlasJet, Magma Aviation, and SmartLynx Airlines. The group has a fleet of 180 aircraft. ASG is owned by Lithuanian businessman Gediminas Ziemelis.