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Dublin, 29 Apr 2013

Macquarie AirFinance, a global aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced that it has completed deliveries of three Boeing 737-800W aircraft to Mexico City-based operator AeroMexico, Israeli flag carrier EL AL and Czech Republic-based operator Travel Service. All three aircraft were purchased by Macquarie AirFinance from Tyrolean Airways, without leases in place at the time of agreement, as part of a wider deal to assist Tyrolean to consolidate its fleet around A320 family aircraft. Two of the aircraft are 2005-build and one is a 2006 model.

Deliveries took place to AeroMexico on 31 January, 2013 (MSN 34262); EL AL on 04 March, 2013 (MSN 33834) and Travel Service on 29 April, 2013 (MSN 33833). AeroMexico and Travel Service are existing customers of Macquarie AirFinance and EL AL is a new customer.

John Willingham, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie AirFinance, said: “We are delighted that AeroMexico and Travel Service have agreed to transact further business with us and we are pleased to extend a very warm welcome to EL AL, our latest customer in the high-growth Middle East market. We are honoured that Tyrolean selected us as buyer and grateful for their cooperation in facilitating the deliveries. These transactions were only made possible by the specialist skills we possess in Macquarie AirFinance. The planning and execution of the acquisitions, including three different reconfigurations and three transitions, posed tough challenges for us and our customers. Our technical strengths and the range and depth of our marketing relationships mean that we are able to embrace this level of deal complexity with confidence.“

About Macquarie AirFinance

Macquarie AirFinance is a global aircraft leasing company providing aircraft and capital to the world’s commercial airlines, and advisory and management services to aircraft owners. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company currently owns or manages 142 jet aircraft leased to 71 operators in 42 countries, across 6 continents.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Chirhart
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: +1 (212) 231 1310