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Published on June 29th, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer

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AerCap Announce Lease with Airlink

AerCap has announced lease placements with Airlink, the largest regional airline in Southern Africa, for three used Embraer E195-E1 aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered in March, while the second and third aircraft are scheduled for delivery in July 2023. Airlink’s fleet of over 60 Embraer aircraft serves 45 destinations throughout Southern and East Africa as well as Madagascar and St. Helena Island. Airlink has consistently been South Africa’s most reliable airline over the last two years, with a 95.87% average on-time performance so far this year

Commenting on the deal, the Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap, Peter Anderson said, ”We are very pleased to welcome Airlink as a new customer to AerCap with the lease of three E195 aircraft. We wish all the team at Airlink every success and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Also commenting was the Airlink CEO and Managing Director Rodger Foster who added, “Airlink is on a steady growth path, expanding its network, schedule, and market share. With AerCap’s support on these leases, we will be able to maintain this upward trajectory. The efficiencies derived from continuity across our fleet will help us contain costs and continue providing great value and affordable air travel to our customers.”

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