Beijing, China: Xiamen Aircraft Leasing (Xiamen Airlease), an aircraft leasing company incorporated in the Xiamen Free Trade Zone, announces today that it has successfully concluded a sale and lease back agreement with China Southern Airlines, consisting of 3 A330-200 Aircraft.

Mr Duan Xiaoge, COO of Xiamen Airlease stated  “Even during these times of market un-certainty Xiamen Airlease has demonstrated that it has the technical and financial capability to analyse and support such a transaction, which marks the first wide-body operating lease for our expanding company.  We are extremely proud to have concluded this transaction with China Southern and look forward to completing more transactions in the future.” Mr Duancontinues  “This deal demonstrates our continued commitment to source quality assets, develop mid and end-of-life exit strategies for our clients and strengthen our relationships both locally and internationally. Xiamen Airlease is and will continue to be the leading mid-life lessor assisting with the recovery of China’s air transport market.”

Xiamen Airlease successfully signed the sale and lease back deal which consists of 3 A330-200s, with DOMs 2005 (2 RR Trent 700) and DOM 2011 (1 PW4100).  Lease terms vary from 4 to 5 years. With the completion of this transaction Xiamen Aircraft Leasing's portfolio has now increased to 54.