GECAS to Lease Five New Boeing 737-800s to Atlas Blue

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Dubai  GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) today announced it has leased five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft from its existing order book to Atlas Blue, a subsidiary of Royal Air Maroc.  Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for 2011.

"We are delighted to help one of our existing customers renew, expand and modernize with these new aircraft in the coming years," said Doug Winter, senior vice president and region manager, Middle East and Africa, for GECAS.

Royal Air Maroc operates scheduled passenger and cargo services from Casablanca to points in Morocco, North and West Africa, Europe and the Middle East, as well as North America. Royal Air Maroc Group carried last year 6.1 million passengers to 70 cities in 38 countries around the world. The Group operates a fleet of 46 aircraft.

Atlas Blue is based in Marrakech, Agadir, Tanger and Oujda in Morocco, and served  1.5 million passengers last year. Atlas Blue offers a network of 37 destinations with a large choice of flights to Europe.

Source: Press Release (GE Capital Aviation Services Limited - GECAS)