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BOC Aviation Delivers First of Six New Airbus A321CEO Aircraft to FINNAIR

Feb 24, 2017 (China Knowledge) – BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the delivery of the first of six new Airbus A321CEO aircraft to Finnish national carrier Finnair. The remaining five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2017. All six aircraft placed are from the Company’s existing order book.


"Our relationship with Finnair dates back to 2001, and we are pleased to partner with them once again, to support their fleet and network expansion plans," said Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas, Africa), BOC Aviation. “This lease placement demonstrates the increased demand we are seeing for larger capacity single-aisle aircraft, and our clear ability to provide comprehensive fleet solutions to our customers seeking fuel-efficient aircraft. We look forward to building on our long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship with Finnair,” added Mr. Townend.


"Finnair is undergoing a significant growth phase and plans to increase its passenger capacity by up to 10 percent annually over the next few years. These brand new A321s from BOC Aviation are a part of that growth, and will be used in our European traffic, contributing to our targets of offering a high-level customer experience on the connecting flights and growing our extensive network," said Riku Aho, Vice President, Fleet Management, Finnair.


About Finnair

Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually and connecting 18 cities in Asia with more than 70 destinations in Europe and 7 in the Americas. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a oneworld alliance member.


About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 483 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 68 airlines worldwide in 32 countries as at 31 December 2016. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, and Tianjin.

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