BOC Aviation Leases One A320-200 Aircraft to Bangkok Airways
26 Nov 2012
BOC Aviation has signed an agreement with Bangkok Airways for the lease of an A320 aircraft that was manufactured in 2005 and equipped with IAE V2527-A5 engines. The aircraft was delivered to the airline last week. This is the first transaction between BOC Aviation and Bangkok Airways.
Bangkok Airways is a niche carrier serving regional destinations in Asia from its base at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Following the delivery of this aircraft, Bangkok Airways will be able to increase frequency on its domestic leisure routes in the lead up to the busy New Year holiday period. Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways, said, “This aircraft from BOC Aviation fits well with our regional expansion plans, increasing flight connectivity with our European airline partners thereby growing our presence in Southeast Asia. We see this first A320 aircraft delivery from BOC Aviation as the foundation to a long and mutually rewarding relationship between our companies.”
“With a 44-year history, Bangkok Airways has established itself as the carrier of choice for unique tourist destinations in Thailand and neighboring countries. The airline is one of the region’s premium carriers with a strong trademark as Asia’s Boutique Airline.” said Steven Townend, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of BOC Aviation. “We are very pleased to complete this first transaction with Bangkok Airways and value the opportunity to partner the carrier in its fleet growth.”
BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company with a portfolio of 203 owned and managed aircraft operated by airlines worldwide and another 54 aircraft on firm order. The Company has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average owned aircraft age of less than four years.
BOC Aviation is 100% owned by Bank of China, one of the largest banks in the world.
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