All three aircraft are part of the company’s existing owned and managed portfolio. The remaining two aircraft are scheduled for delivery to Sichuan Airlines in the second half of 2019.
“We congratulate Sichuan Airlines on the occasion of its 31st anniversary and are very pleased to once again support the fleet development plans of Sichuan with the addition of three Airbus A330 Freighter aircraft to its fleet. This placement demonstrates our ability to provide capacity solutions tailored to our customers’ needs,” said David Walton, BOC chief operating officer. “We look forward to working closely with the Sichuan team in the transition and delivery of the remaining aircraft.”
Established more thyan 30 years ago, Sichuan Airlines is a full-service carrier with more than 270 routes carrying nearly 30 million passengers annually. It currently operates an all-Airbus fleet with more than 140 single and twin-aisle aircraft.
Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin, BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 507 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 94 airlines worldwide in 39 countries and regions as of March 31, 2019.
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