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AerCap Signs Lease Agreements for Two Boeing 737-8 MAX Jets With ASKY Airlines

AerCap has signed lease agreements for two Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes wit Pan-African carrier ASKY Airlines, headquartered in Togo. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from June through August 2023.

ASKY Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX Rendering - Courtesy AerCap

On Monday (May 22, 2023), AerCap Holdings N.V. announced the signing of lease agreements for two Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes with Pan-African carrier, ASKY Airlines, headquartered in Togo. The aircraft will be delivered between June and August 2023. Today’s signing ceremony was attended by ASKY’s CEO, Esayas W. Hailu, AerCap’s CEO, Aengus Kelly, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s Chairman and Aviation Advisor to Togo, Mr. Girma Wake, Board members of ASKY and other VIPs.

In Monday’s announcement, AerCap’s CEO, Aengus Kelly, said,

“We are delighted to welcome ASKY as a new customer to AerCap and particularly pleased to place the first MAX in Togo. AerCap is the largest lessor in Africa with 14 airline customers on the continent, and we are pleased to continue to support the growth and development of African aviation. We wish the ASKY team every success and look forward to working with them as these aircraft deliver.”

Also commenting on the new MAX lease agreements, ASKY Airlines’ CEO, Esayas W. Hailu, said,

“I consider it an honor to introduce state-of-the-art B737-8 MAX aircraft into the ASKY fleet, which will support our wide regional network in our continuous endeavor to serve our esteemed customers. I am confident that the introduction of B737-8 MAX will further enhance ASKY's brand image before the eyes of the traveling public. It feels great to be the region's leading customer to AerCap, the world's largest owners of commercial aircraft.”

Based inn Togo, ASKY Airlines is a 100 percent privately owned carrier created by regional banking institutions in Africa, including The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), The West African Development Bank (BOAD), and ECOBANK Group (ETI) in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines. ASKY currently operates a fleet of 12 aircraft, including eight Boeing 737-800s and four Boeing 737-700s, serving 26 cities in 24 countries within Africa.

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) is the global leader in aircraft leasing and maintains one of the most attractive order books in the industry. The company serves around 300 customers in 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is headquartered in Dublin and maintains offices in Shannon, Miami, Memphis, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse, and other locations around the world.

Source: AerCap


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