Air Astana seeks 767 financing

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Air Astana has approached financial institutions for the financing of four upcoming Boeing 767-300ER deliveries, market sources indicate.

The new 767-300ERs are expected to be financed with US Export-Import Bank support, Air Astana says.

The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and 2014, with the final 767 scheduled for June 2014, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database.

The Kazakhstan flag carrier placed the 767-300ER order in February 2012 along with three 787-8 aircraft. It later selected the Pratt & Whitney's PW4000-94 engines to power its 767-300ER fleet.

Last year Air Astana's president Peter Foster said the 767-300ERs will replace two 767s, which are currently leased, as well as supersede some of the carrier's 757 leased fleet.