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BOC Aviation Delivers Boeing 737-800 Aircraft to Skymark

17 Nov 2009

BOC Aviation has delivered a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft on long-term lease to Skymark Airlines of Japan.  The lease agreement was inked in late 2007 and the aircraft marks the first delivery by BOC Aviation to a Japanese carrier.

The aircraft will join the low cost carrier’s current fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and fly domestic trunk routes from Tokyo to Asahikawa, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Kobe and Okinawa.

Steven Townend, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer of BOC Aviation, said the delivery underscored the continued demand by airlines for young and fuel efficient aircraft amidst a challenging economic environment. 

“Skymark has established itself as a reliable and reputable low cost carrier in Japan since its inception in 1996.  We are pleased to support its fleet growth and look forward to working with them again in the future,” he added.

BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company with a portfolio of 134 modern aircraft operated by airlines worldwide. In addition, the Company has 60 aircraft on firm order and eight on committed purchase and leasebacks for delivery through to 2013.  BOC Aviation has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average aircraft age of less than four years.
BOC Aviation is 100% owned by Bank of China, one of the ten largest banks in the world*.

*Based on market capitalization as at 30 September 2009.