LONDON – Private leasing firm Sky One FZE has signed for three Boeing 777-300 aircraft from Boeing’s Capital Corporation at the Dubai Air Show late last night.
The terms of this deal have not been disclosed but have been publicly announced as another order confirmed on the Boeing side.
Commenting on the news was Charles Szar, CEO of Sky One FZE mentioned that this order represents a move from the Boeing 747s in the fleet to the new 777-300s instead.
“With the addition of three 777-300s powered by Rolls Royce engines to our fleet, we plan to operate additional commercial flights and further diversify our air charter service offerings.”
“Sky One FZE operates Hajj and Umrah charters and provides additional capacity seasonally by wet leasing to airlines and we are pleased to move from four-engine 747s to newer 777-300s.”
Also commenting on the news was Tim Myers, the President of Boeing’s Capital Corporation who expressed thanks for the order.
“The combination of range, fuel efficiency and passenger-comfort of the 777-300 has created success for carriers worldwide”.
“We are pleased to partner with Sky One FZE as they expand their service offerings and deliver greater value for their customers.”
This now means that Boeing Capital Corporation’s aircraft portfolio has reached around $1.8 billion in total.
Sky One FZE has currently got a strong focus on growing airlines within Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States region and India.