ILFC to Lease China Airlines Three New Boeing 737-800 Aircraft
LOS ANGELES -- July 18, 2012
International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that it had
entered into a leasing agreement with China Airlines for three new Boeing
737-800s. These aircraft are scheduled for delivery to China Airlines in the
second quarter of 2013.
“China Airlines looks forward to receiving these new airplanes from ILFC as
they will provide us the ability to continue our high-level of service for our
customers," said China Airlines President Mr. Huang-Hsiang Sun.
“ILFC is pleased to expand our business relationship with China Airlines via
the addition of these new 737-800 aircraft, and we look forward to continuing
to support the airline’s growth and success in the future,” ILFC’s Head of
Asia-Pacific Dave Nixon.
ILFC has recently opened up new offices in Singapore and Beijing in order to
support the Asia-Pacific region and strengthen its relationships with airline
customers in the region.
About China Airlines
Headquartered at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, China Airlines is
Taiwan’s largest airline company and one of Asia’s leading carriers. A member
of SkyTeam since 2011, China Airlines is proud to offer one of the most
exquisite services combining the elegance of Chinese culture with advanced
modern comfort. The added flavor also includes Taiwan’s most famous local
delicacies and Chinese cuisines, and one of the most exquisite and attentive
aircrew in the region. Since founding in 1959, China Airlines has grown to
become one of Asia’s leading carriers, offering comfortable service to 28
countries worldwide. www.china-airlines.com
ILFC is the world’s largest independent aircraft lessor measured by number of
owned aircraft. ILFC’s portfolio consists of over 1,000 owned or managed
aircraft, as well as commitments to purchase 245 new high- demand,
fuel-efficient aircraft and rights to purchase an additional 50 such aircraft.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance
organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG companies serve
commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most
extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition,
AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services
in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. www.aig.com
International Lease Finance Corporation
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