BOC Aviation, a leading global aircraft leasing company, has recently delivered a used Boeing 737-800 for lease to Ethiopian Airlines Group. The aircraft, equipped with CFM56 engines, marks an exciting venture between the two entities.
Robert Martin, the Managing Director and CEO of BOC Aviation, expressed enthusiasm over this collaboration, emphasizing the significance of securing Ethiopian Airlines, the largest carrier in Africa, as a new client.
“Winning Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline, as a new customer is a testament to our commitment to strengthening the aviation landscape,” stated Robert Martin, Managing Director and CEO of BOC Aviation.
The move not only consolidates BOC Aviation’s foothold in the African aviation market but also aligns with Ethiopian Airlines’ ambitious expansion strategies.
Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, echoed this sentiment, underscoring the significance of this partnership.
Tasew also highlighted the intended deployment of the Boeing 737-800 to their strategic partner, ASKY Airlines.”This addition will significantly empower our strategic partner Asky Airlines to expand its operations across West and Central Africa and beyond,” he said.
The addition is expected to fuel ASKY Airlines’ operations across its extensive network spanning West and Central Africa, signifying a step towards broader regional connectivity. Tasew emphasized Ethiopian Airlines’ global vision, hinting at further partnerships with not only BOC Aviation but also other industry players.