ASKY to lease two new Boeing planes from Irish firm Aercap

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 16:58
ASKY to lease two new Boeing planes from Irish firm Aercap

(Togo First) - Asky Airlines will lease two Boeing 737-8 MAX from AerCap Holdings. The Lomé-based Pan-African carrier recently signed the lease agreements with the Dublin-based plane rentals company, according to a press release issued by the latter. The planes should be delivered between June and August 2023. 

The announcement ceremony was attended by the CEOs of ASKY and AerCap, respectively Esayas W. Hailu and Aengus Kelly. The Board Chairman of Ethiopian Airlines Group and Aviation Advisor to Togo, Girma Wake, and board members of ASKY were also present. 

"We are delighted to welcome ASKY as a new customer to AerCap and particularly pleased to place the first MAX in Togo," said Aengus Kelly, the CEO of AerCap.

The two aircraft will reinforce ASKY’s fleet as the airline expands across the sub-region and the African continent. 

"I consider it an honor to introduce state-of-the-art B737-8 MAX aircraft into the ASKY fleet, which will support our wide regional network in our continuous endeavor to serve our esteemed customers," said Esayas W. HAILU, the CEO of ASKY.

“With the two new planes that are coming, there will be flights to Paris and Asia. Since Lomé is a strategic platform, and the sub-regional hub, it is important to increase the traffic and bolster the country’s strategy in the air sector,” he added. 

Presently, ASKY covers 27 destinations from Lomé, in 24 countries in West and Central Africa. The company claims 210 flights transporting 19,000 passengers per week. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi & Esaïe Edoh

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