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BOC Aviation Places Six Airbus A320NEO Aircraft With JetSMART Airlines

22 Jul 2022

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the placement of six Airbus A320NEO aircraft with South American ultra low-cost carrier JetSMART Airlines SpA (“JetSMART”). All six aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines and are scheduled for delivery in 2024.

"We are excited to work with BOC Aviation in the management of our fleet plans towards becoming the ultra low cost carrier in South America" said Matt Bernier, CFO of JetSMART.

“We are delighted to welcome JetSMART as a new customer and we look forward to supporting the airline’s growth plans in the South American region,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. “This transaction is testament to BOC Aviation’s ability to provide our customers with large-scale financing solutions as well as technologically advanced aircraft.”


About JetSMART Airlines

Founded in 2016, JetSMART Airlines is an ultra low-cost airline with domestic operations in Chile, Argentina and Peru and offering international services to Colombia, Uruguay and Brazil, having carried more than 10 million passengers. JetSMART is part of the airline portfolio of US private equity firm Indigo Partners, which includes Frontier Airlines in the USA, Wizz Air in Europe, Volaris in Mexico, Lynx Air in Canada and Cebu Pacific in Asia. JetSMART customers benefit from an extensive point-to-point route network which connects secondary cities on direct flights throughout the region at ultra-low fares available at: www.jetsmart.com

 

About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 608 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 79 airlines in 36 countries and regions worldwide as at 30 June 2022. 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.

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For more information, please contact:
Timothy ROSS
Tel: +65 6325 9878
Mobile: +65 9837 9873
timothy.ross@bocaviation.com
www.bocaviation.com