Air Lease Corporation announced a long-term lease placement for one used Airbus A330-200 aircraft with UK based Sentra Airways . Scheduled to deliver this summer, the A330-200 will be the first aircraft in the fleet of the UK startup airline.
Sentra Airways is focused on niche point-to-point scheduled destinations. The launch destination in Q3/4 2022 is Manchester to Accra, Ghana, with more routes to follow including further African destinations and the USA. The airline, according to its website, believes Accra is the gateway to West Africa especially to Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, Gambia and Southern Africa
“ALC is pleased to announce this lease placement for one A330-200 with Sentra Airways,” said Lauren Kervick, Assistant Vice President of Marketing of Air Lease Corporation.
“Sentra has an exciting growth and business plan operating from the UK to West Africa, and we look forward to growing our relationship over the coming years.”
“Sentra Airways is delighted to have finally reached this significant milestone,” said Ishmael Musah, Chairman and Accountable Manager of Sentra Airways.
Bruce Fenton, Executive Director of Sentra Airways also commented: “We would like to express our thanks to ALC for being our lease partner for the first Sentra Airways A330-200. We look forward to further collaborations with ALC and completing the regulatory approvals to gain our UK AOC certification later this year.”