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04 Aug 2021

North American Newsletter 4 August

Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of One A321neo to S7 Airlines Aviation Capital Group announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321neo aircraft on long-term lease to S7 Airlines.  Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM engines, this is the first of three A321neos to be delivered in 2021 to S7 from ACG’s order book. This aircraft is also the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) delivered to S7 Airlines. Frontier Airlines Announces 15 New Nonstop Routes, Including Service To Aruba And Turks & Caicos From Miami Frontier Airlines announces 15 new nonstop routes. The airline is expanding significantly in Miami with nine new routes, including its first-ever service to Aruba, along with flights to the Turks & Caicos. Frontier Airlines senior vice president of commercial Daniel Shurz said “We’re thrilled to continue Frontier’s remarkable growth streak with the announcement of 15 new nonstop routes, including our first-ever service to Aruba and new international routes from Denver, Newark and Philadelphia.” JetBlue Strengthens Commitment to New York With Intention to Keep Headquarters in New York City, Advance World-Class Terminal Project at JFK JetBlue announced plans to double down on its commitment to New York by maintaining its headquarters in the city and advancing plans to expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). These initiatives further strengthen JetBlue’s presence in New York, where it has already announced plans to substantially increase flying and bring more low fares and more jobs to JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark as part of its Northeast Alliance with American Airlines. “Some people call New York the Big Apple. Others call it the center of the universe. At JetBlue, we call it home,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “Our unique brand and culture have been embraced by millions of New Yorkers for more than two decades, and we remain committed to helping bring this iconic city back from one of the greatest crises it has ever faced. A lot of out-of-town airlines like to talk big about New York City, but as the only airline based right here, no one knows like we do why this city has always been – and still is – such a great place to live, work and visit.” United Airlines Takes Delivery of First of Thirteen Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft from CDB Aviation United Airlines has taken delivery of the first of thirteen Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, under the sale and leaseback transactions CDB Aviation announced earlier in the year and in 2020. “We are very excited to celebrate the delivery of United’s first 737 MAX 8,” applauded Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer, adding that “we enthusiastically welcomed United to our increasing base of customers within the Americas and look forward to building a key strategic relationship with a top-tier airline such as United.” Vmo Aircraft Leasing’s Capital Increases to $1.1 Billion with Fresh Funding from New Investors Vmo Aircraft Leasing announced that the company increased its capital base from $500 million to $1.1 billion through its latest round of fundraising. Robert Brown, Executive Chairman of Vmo Aircraft Leasing’s Board of Directors, commented that “this capital increase allows us to accelerate our growth and selectively pursue opportunities to diversify our portfolio, while progressing a complementary debt financing program in the capital markets. It is also evidence of the strong support from our shareholders." Acumen Aviation © 4 August 2021  All Rights Reserved.  
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