CDB Aviation Delivers Sichuan Airlines’ 200th Aircraft



CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, joined a grand ceremony held at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport on July 9, 2024 to celebrate the delivery of a second Airbus A330-300 passenger to freighter (A330 P2F) on lease to its existing customer, Sichuan Airlines.

“We are thrilled to be joining our partners at Sichuan Airlines in celebrating this significant 200th aircraft milestone in the airline’s impressive regional and international growth story,” Jie Chen, CEO of CDB Aviation, said. “CDB Aviation congratulates the Sichuan Airlines team on achieving their leading position among airlines in Western China and its growing role as an international airline in both the passenger and cargo markets.”

“We are very happy to strengthen on our relationship with CDB Aviation and appreciate Jie Chen and his team for their continued hard work in bringing the second A330 P2F aircraft to Sichuan Airlines,” Zuyi Shi, chairman of Sichuan Airlines, said. “The aircraft is a superb addition to our cargo fleet, providing us with more widebody freighter capacity and enhancing our operational capabilities to meet the rapidly expanded market demand. This will further ensure our airlines’ sustainable growth in the long term.”

“CDB Aviation values our strong and long-standing relationship with Sichuan Airlines, and we are grateful for the confidence the airline has placed in our international leasing platform,” Chen said. “We look forward to supporting Sichuan Airlines’ future growth.”


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