CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the completion of the delivery of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Ukraine´s flag carrier Ukraine International Airlines (“UIA”), the company said.
The aircraft delivered from CDB Aviation´s order book with Boeing.
Configured with 186 seats in a two-class layout, the two aircraft will be operated across UIA´s medium-haul network, as part of the previously announced plans to replace the airline´s 737 classic fleet and develop new international, medium-haul services.
Ukraine International Airlines was founded in 1992. It is a 100% privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with more than 50 capitals and key cities in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East, and CIS countries, and provides connections with its international partners´ flights to over 3,000 other destinations worldwide. UIA operates over 1,100 scheduled flights per week. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). www.flyUIA.com
CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”) is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 34-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world´s largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.
CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a company in China´s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating.