China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft, and has handed it over to lessee Frontier Airlines.
“We are pleased to celebrate CALC‘s 100th aircraft delivery including sale and leasebacks with the debut delivery of an A320neo to Frontier Airlines,”said Mike Poon, Chief Executive Officer of CALC.
The Hong-Kong based lessor has 68 A320neo Family aircraft on order and a total of 147 Airbus aircraft in its order book. The A320neo is powered by CFM engines and equipped with Frontier Airlines latest cabin products including new seats.
“This latest step in our evolution reflects our desire to deliver greater value to our airline customers and stakeholders. Having now delivered our first A320neo, not only have we commenced our cooperation with Indigo Partners, but we have also embarked on a new journey of continuous growth for the Group,” added Poon.
“We have experienced great success with the A320neo and we are pleased to have the latest one join our fleet with such a momentous delivery,” said Barry Biffle, President and Chief Executive Officer for Frontier Airlines. “In 10 years’ time, we will have tripled the size of our fleet and based on the efficiency of the Airbus A320 Family, we will be in a position to deliver Low Fares Done Right to more than 50 million passengers a year.”
“It is a pleasure to see CALC modernising its fleet with our latest generation single-aisle aircraft. This delivery highlights the continuing market demand for the world’s preferred single aisle aircraft. The A320neo will enable airlines to offer its customers unprecedented levels of comfort.” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer- Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.