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Press Release


04 Jun 2024

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the placement of three used Boeing 737-8 aircraft with longstanding customer the WestJet Group (“WestJet”). All three aircraft are powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines and are scheduled for delivery in 2024.

“We are delighted to welcome WestJet, one of Canada’s leading airlines, back to our customer base. This deal is a testament to our long-term relationship and our ability to evolve and meet our airline customers’ fleet expansion needs,” said Steven Townend, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. “With this transaction, we have provided WestJet with one of the world’s most popular single-aisle jets, delivering from our fleet that comprises 77% latest technology aircraft.”

“WestJet has an ambitious growth strategy, and working with a trusted partner like BOC Aviation supports us in meeting our growth expectations for 2024,” said Mike Scott, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are seeing the benefits of our strategy come to life across our network and the consistent growth of our fleet capacity is essential to maintaining our momentum.”

About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 688 aircraft owned, managed and on order.  Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 90 airlines in 45 countries and regions worldwide as at 31 March 2024. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. For more information, visit www.bocaviation.com.

About WestJet

In 28 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit www.westjet.com.




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