Published on December 21st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
CDB Delivers Boeing 737 to Sun Country
Irish based CDB Aviation has this week delivered the first of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Sun Country Airlines, a Minnesota-based, hybrid low-cost airline. The aircraft are configured with 183 seats in a single economy-class layout and will be operated on seasonal, point-to-point routes. The second aircraft’s delivery is expected to be delivered in early 2022.
Th deal with Sun Country follows on from the latest deal announced recently by CDB Aviation to supply five Airbus A320neo aircraft to Colombian airline, Avianca. With deliveries from the lessor’s order book planned for 2022 and 2023, these aircraft will be leased on a long-term basis and configured with three different seat types: Premium, Plus, and Economy. CDB Aviation’s commercial team will continue to expand outreach to carriers in all aviation markets, pursuing aircraft transactions through placements from its own order book as well as identifying opportunities in the sale and leaseback channel.
Commenting on the recent deals, the CDB Aviation Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Goodman said, “With the gradual easing of travel restrictions and accelerating vaccination programs across the Americas, the region’s airlines are increasingly gearing up for a recovery with more versatile fleets that can provide network flexibility, maximize capability while minimizing risk, and improving efficiency and sustainability. Our team continues to be focused on availing the carriers of the attractive financing conditions and access to the required capacity to meet a resurgence in demand. We are ready and able to execute major, complex transactions in support of our customers to address their rapidly evolving requirements and position their networks for an efficient recovery.”
And commenting on the latest deal with Sun Country, he mentioned that, “Sun Country’s unique model and distinct network proved exceptionally advantageous in navigating the pandemic’s headwinds and better positioning the carrier for air travel’s recovery. Our commercial team worked swiftly to provide the airline, which operates in a key focus market for our platform, with immediate access to additional aircraft capacity, supporting their network expansion.”