Falko Announces Delivery of Two (2) Embraer E190 Aircraft to Airlink
Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) has completed the delivery of two (2) Embraer E190 aircraft bearing MSNs 19000147 and 19000150 on lease to South African carrier Airlink. The aircraft were delivered to Airlink following the redelivery from the previous lessee, Azul.
“Falko is delighted to announce the delivery of these two E190 aircraft to South Africa’s leading airline, Airlink. The latest deliveries further cements Falko’s longstanding relationship with Airlink which incredibly spans more than two decades” Mark Hughes, Falko’s Chief Commercial Officer notes. “The airline continues to enjoy great success as it capitalises on the strong post-Covid demand for air travel and its increase in African market share. These additional E190 aircraft expand Airlink’s existing E-Jets focused fleet and supports the airline’s expansion plans as it consolidates its position as South Africa’s leading domestic and regional airline.”
“Airlink is proud to have received these two Embraer E190 aircraft from Falko. These Embraer E190 aircraft will augment our well-established fleet of Embraer Regional Jet airliners and facilitate organic growth within our network. The Embraer E190 perfectly presents the right size capacity fit to market demands on most of Airlink’s routes”, said Rodger Foster, Airlink’s CEO and Managing Director. He added, “Falko is an important lessor and business partner to Airlink – we have many similarities in our business cultures, and we enjoy working with the highly effective and efficient Falko team.”
Falko is the world’s largest asset manager and aircraft lessor focused solely on the regional aircraft leasing segment. Falko is one of the longest standing and largest managers of regional aircraft globally. Falko’s strategy is focused on growing its portfolio of funds and aircraft under management and the continued development of products and services in support of its aircraft lease management activity.
Falko was formed in July 2011 through the purchase of BAE Systems Asset Management and its associated aircraft portfolio. In May 2022, Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX: CHR) completed the acquisition of Falko and equity interests in aircraft managed by Falko. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is an integrated provider of regional aviation solutions, including asset management services.