ILFC and Azul Brazilian Airlines Sign Agreement to Lease Five Airbus A350-900 and Three A330-200 Aircraft

  ILFC and Azul Brazilian Airlines Sign Agreement to Lease Five Airbus
  A350-900 and Three A330-200 Aircraft

  Aircraft Will Support the Airline’s Debut International Routes to the U.S.

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- April 23, 2014

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that it has
signed an agreement with Azul Brazilian Airlines (Azul) to lease five Airbus
A350-900 and three A330-200 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated on the
airline’s new international routes from São Paulo/Campinas airport to the
U.S., which are expected to launch in early 2015.

“ILFC is pleased to support Azul’s introduction of international service with
these Airbus A350s and A330s,” said ILFC Chief Executive Officer Henri
Courpron. “There is a real opportunity for Azul to build on its successful
base in Brazil and provide air service in a region which is becoming
increasingly important to the aviation marketplace. We believe this is only
the beginning of a successful strategic partnership between Azul and ILFC.”

“Azul is the one airline that truly serves all of Brazil. With 104
destinations, Azul unites the country better than any other airline, with
convenient and frequent connections,” said Azul Chief Executive Officer and
Founder David Neeleman. “Our customers have been asking for this and now we
look forward to providing them with our superior service on international
flights, just as we have been doing today on our 880 daily domestic
departures. We’re excited to share the Azul experience with new customers
internationally and expand the airline’s success story beyond Brazil’s
borders.”

The A350-900 aircraft are anticipated to deliver in 2017, while deliveries of
the A330-200 aircraft are expected to begin in 2014. Rolls-Royce engines will
power the aircraft.

About Azul Brazilian Airlines

With less than six years in operation, Azul Brazilian Airlines has already
flown more than 85 million customers and changed the face of air travel in the
Brazilian market since its first flight on December 15, 2008. The foundation
of the airline was built around the Brazilian made Embraer E-jet. From that
foundation, Azul has expanded to 880 daily flights, which represents one-third
of Brazil’s daily departures. The airline currently operates a fleet of 136
aircraft and employs more than 10,000 people. Azul has been voted the best
low-cost carrier in South America three years in a row by Skytrax. In 2012,
CAPA named the airline the best low-cost carrier in the world. Azul has also
been voted one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast
Company Magazine. www.voeazul.com.br

About ILFC

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is a global market leader in
the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft. With nearly 1,000 owned
and managed aircraft and commitments to purchase approximately 330 new
high-demand, fuel-efficient aircraft, ILFC is the world's largest independent
aircraft lessor. ILFC has approximately 200 customers in more than 80
countries and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its
subsidiary, AeroTurbine. ILFC operates from offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam,
Dublin, Miami, Seattle, and Singapore. ILFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of
American International Group, Inc. (AIG). www.ilfc.com | Twitter: @ILFCGlobal

About AIG

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. Additional information about AIG can be
found at www.aig.com.

Contact:

ILFC
Paul Thibeau, +1-310-788-1999
pthibeau@ilfc.com
 
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