ALAFCO is requesting US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) support for Boeing 777 aircraft to be used for "long-haul passenger service between Indonesia and destination in Europe, Asia and the Middle East", according to the export credit agency's minutes on the financial request.
The Kuwaiti leasing company does not have any outstanding orders for the type, Flightglobal's Ascend Online database indicates.
Garuda Indonesia has 10 Boeing 777-300ER on order with deliveries starting in June 2013, Ascend data shows. Four aircraft will be delivered this year, followed by two 777-300ERs in 2014, three more in 2015 and the remaining unit in 2016.
Separately, ALAFCO is rumoured to have bid on Air India's sale of five Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, as reported by Flightglobal Pro earlier today. Air India identified an "operating lessor" as the buyer of the units. Four of the units (MSNs 36300, 36301, 36302 and 36303) were manufactured in 2007, while the fifth aircraft (MSN 36304) was manufactured in February 2008.
The 777-200LRs were funded with Ex-Im support.