|CAL e-News |
LOS ANGELES – April 17, 2013 – International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today it has delivered the first of three new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to China Airlines, boosting the airline’s capacity to expand its flight route network by adding new, modern aircraft to its fleet.
ILFC Chief Executive Officer Henri Courpron commented, “ILFC is pleased to have a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with China Airlines, which supports the airline’s growth and success in their markets. This partnership also demonstrates ILFC focus on Asia Pacific offering the most modern aircraft in the market today.”
”Currently China Airlines are faced with robust demand in its regional operations, including cross-strait, Japan, Korea and Northeast Asia markets. We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue work with our longtime partner ILFC to introduce our new leased 737-800. These additional 737-800s offer the highest degree of operational flexibility and economy, and will allow China Airlines to further strengthen its competitiveness in the short-haul service,” said China Airlines Chairman Huang-Hsiang Sun.
Delivery was completed on April 16, 2013, and represents the first of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft deliveries, which will be taking place between now and June 2013. Equipped with engines manufactured by CFM International, this is ILFC’s 250th 737NG delivered aircraft.
About China Airlines
Founded in 1959, China Airlines is Taiwan’s largest airline with more than 10,000 employees worldwide and a fleet of 80 aircraft in the China Airlines Group. As one of SkyTeam airline alliance’s 19 members, China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 15,000 daily flights to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. As one of SkyTeam airline alliance’s 19 members, China Airlines, the airline with the top mind-share according to the Management Magazine's "2013 Consumer Brand Survey", is committed to promoting innovative, high-quality passenger experience and caring services, including the retrofitting of Boeing 747-400 aircraft with brand new seats and entertainment systems, in-flight meals that combine the best of Chinese, Western and Taiwanese cuisine, as well as mobile phone and online services that satisfy passengers' demand for convenient access.
International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is a global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft. With approximately 1,000 owned and managed aircraft and commitments to purchase 244 new high-demand, fuel-efficient aircraft and rights to purchase an additional 50 A320neo family aircraft, ILFC is the world's largest independent aircraft lessor. ILFC leases aircraft to approximately 200 airlines in more than 80 countries and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. ILFC operates from offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Miami, Seattle, and Singapore. ILFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). www.ilfc.com | Twitter: @ILFCGlobal
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