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International Lease Finance Corp takes delivery of its 400th Boeing 737

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International Lease Finance Corp has taken delivery of its 400th Boeing 737 airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800 that ILFC customer Travel Service will operate under lease. The airplane is equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4%.

ILFC, an international market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial jet aircraft to airlines around the world, received its first 737, a 737-200, in June 1978. With this delivery, ILFC has received a total of 660 jetliners from Boeing including MD-11s, MD-80s, 727s, 737 Classics, Next-Generation 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s and 777s. Currently, ILFC's portfolio includes more than 900 jet airplanes valued at more than $50 billion.

Travel Service, a Prague-based carrier together with its 100% owned Hungarian subsidiary Travel Service Kft., operates 12 737s, including 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The company offers charter flights to more than 230 airports on four continents, as well as low-cost scheduled service to major European destinations through its Smart Wings brand. The airline also has one 787 Dreamliner and two Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes on order.

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