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Published on September 5th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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ACIA Announces Two New Leases

Dublin based leasing company, ACIA Aero Leasing has recently announced two new aircraft leases. Fly LeOne in Italy and NXT Air in Bangladesh both joining the company’s portfolio as the lessor continues to expand its customer base in major markets across the world. Italian start-up Fly LeOne took delivery of a Beechcraft 1900D, which the carrier will operate on direct routes between Italy’s underserved regional airports and Mediterranean tourist destinations in addition to connecting small city pairings within the country. NXT Air took delivery of an ATR 72 freighter, which will enable the Bangladeshi operator to significantly ramp up its capacity to carry goods for group company partners.

Commenting on the deal between Fly LeOne and ACIA, Chief Executive Officer of Fly LeOne Stefano Costantini said, “strong support for our airline and working closely with the Fly LeOne team over the past six months to deliver this aircraft. As we look to put this first aircraft into service in the coming weeks, we are already looking forward to adding additional aircraft from ACIA as European and Italian passenger demand continues its recovery.”

And Chief Executive Officer of NXT Air, Nizam Ahmad commented that “this is a time for air operators to explore new revenue opportunities and we see a positive long-term partnership with ACIA to deliver on these opportunities. The addition of this ATR 72 freighter will further support our business growth and those of our partners.”

ACIA Aero Leasing CEO Mick Mooney

Also commenting on behalf of ACIA was their CEO Mick Mooney who said, “We have had an extremely busy 2021 so far, with aircraft transactions on every major continent. These two lease transactions are further evidence of ACIA’s focus on growth, our ability to execute transactions in challenging jurisdictions and deliver aircraft in spite of the Covid-19-related disruption facing the aviation sector. Thanks to both of our new lessees for trusting us to deliver.”

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