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17 May 2011

AWAS Delivers Boeing 757-200 Freighter to Yakutia Airlines

AWAS adds new customer: major Russia-based airline expanding its dedicated cargo division

Dublin based aircraft lessor, AWAS, announced today that it has delivered a Boeing converted 757-200 aircraft to Yakutia Airlines.  Yakutia plans to utilize this aircraft to expand its dedicated cargo fleet and capitalize on the increased strength of regional cargo volume.

“We are very pleased to receive this Boeing 757 freighter from AWAS,” said Ivan Prostit, CEO of Yakutia Airlines. “This highly capable freighter will allow us to widen our sphere in shipping cargo. It will be used to carry consumer goods both within Russian federation, to South-east Asia and Europe.  AWAS delivered a solution that was highly flexible allowing us to quickly add efficient, dedicated cargo capacity.”

“Yakutia is a growing and important airline in a fast expanding market, and AWAS is proud to add them as a new customer,” said Doug Winter, Head of Sales AWAS. “We look forward to assisting them with their growth plans for many years to come,” added Mariyan Adanov, VP Sales AWAS.

About AWAS

AWAS is one of the leading aircraft leasing companies and recently celebrated its 25th year of serving customers around the globe.  The company is managed by a highly experienced and dedicated team of commercial aviation industry professionals serving markets in The Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

AWAS owns a portfolio of more than 200 modern aircraft with 100+ aircraft on order from Airbus and Boeing including a number of next generation aircraft. The aircraft portfolio is on lease to over 90 airline customers in 44 countries. The AWAS fleet features a full range of the most popular aircraft types including both narrow-bodied and wide-body aircraft.

AWAS is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in New York, Miami, and Singapore.


For more information please contact: Mark Tender

Vice President Marketing and Communications

 +1 212 782 3375

 +1 917 345 7231

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