MIAMI – Aeroflot (SU) has begun to take delivery of four Airbus 320neo on lease from China Development Bank Financial Leasing Company (CDB Aviation).
The first A320neo aircraft was delivered on May 14 from Airbus’ Delivery Facility in toulouse (TLS). This will be followed by two more A320 and A321neo to be rceived by SU later this month. The airline will use the innovative single-aisle aircraft to improve its performances on the domestic market while offering a larger number of seats.“We are pleased to expand our strategic relationship between Aeroflot and CDB Aviation." Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Click To Tweet
Comments from CDB Aviation
Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer, commented on the delivery by saying, “These modern aircraft will deliver the right mix of operational efficiency and flexibility” to support Aeroflot’s fleet optimization as the carrier works towards its Strategy 2028 and seizes on opportunities in the Russian and international air transportation markets.”
CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 36-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.
Featured image: Aeroflot A320neo. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways