Dublin – August 1, 2018 – CDB Aviation announced a long-term lease agreement Russian charter carrier, Nordwind Airlines for three Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the lessor’s order book with Boeing.

The first of the three 737-800 was delivered last week. The second one was delivered on July 31st. The third and the final aircraft is expected by the end of August. The Nordwind's 737-800s are configured in a single economy class layout and will be operated on Nordwind’s domestic network.

We are pleased to welcome our new customer, Nordwind Airlines, to CDB Aviation’s growing European customer network. With the addition of three new 737-800s, our colleagues at Nordwind will be able to further advance their fleet expansion strategy in response to growing demand on the domestic air travel market,
said Peter ChangCDB Aviation Chief Executive Officer.

Nordwind is currently in a very advantageous position in the Russian market, operating domestic and international regular flights, and this position has by now been recognized among our competitors. The main goal is to form a younger, well-balanced fleet, which consists of the most popular aircraft models,
said Oguz Senol Yuce Vice Chairman Nordwind Airlines.

Founded in August 2008, Nordwind is a Russian charter operator. The company is headquartered in Moscow, and its main hub is at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Nordwind Airlines primarily operates service on domestic routes in Russia and popular holiday destinations for Russians around the Mediterranean Sea like Turkey.

Founded in 2009 as SinoAero in Dublin, Ireland, the company changed its name to CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC in November 2016 after acquired by China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. The company offers an aircraft portfolio including Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer jets and provides fleet renewals and structured financings.