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Africa: Falko Announces Delivery of Three Embraer E190 Aircraft to Airlink

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) is pleased to announce the delivery of three (3) Embraer E190 aircraft bearing MSNs 19000651, 19000666 and 19000679 to South African carrier, Airlink. The aircraft were delivered on behalf of Falko’s managed fund, Falko Regional Aircraft Opportunities Fund II (“Fund II”) as part of a three aircraft deal with the airline.

Mark Hughes, Falko’s Chief Commercial Officer comments, “As one of Falko’s leading customers, we are proud to have completed this three aircraft deal with Airlink. The transaction increases the number of Falko managed aircraft on lease to Airlink to eleven and further develops our longstanding partnership with the airline. We would like to congratulate Airlink with these latest deliveries which follow two E190s placed by Falko earlier this year. The E190 is an excellent aircraft type for Airlink’s operations meeting the capacity and operational requirements across its expanding route network. This transaction also enlarges Falko’s African footprint, reflecting an increasingly important market for regional aircraft.”

Rodger Foster, Airlink’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director notes, “Airlink is delighted to have concluded the lease of these three Embraer E190 aircraft with Falko. The Embraer E190 has proved to be the right size of aircraft for most routes within our comprehensive network of destinations domestically and throughout Southern Africa, enabling high frequency of service, appropriate capacity to satisfy market demands, at the right time. Falko has been a wonderful lessor and partner to Airlink, the Falko team have worked well with Airlink executives in concluding this deal at mutually beneficial commercial terms. The addition of these aircraft to our growing fleet will enable Airlink to continue establishing our footprint in Southern Africa both organically and strategically.”

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