Commonwealth Bank of Australia has purchased a new Airbus A320 aircraft from UK budget carrier EasyJet.
The bank, which confirms the transaction, established a special purpose company CBA A320 5638 for the acquisition of the aircraft (MSN 5638) under a purchase and leaseback transaction.
According to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database the aircraft is being leased back to EasyJet for a period of eight years.
The acquisition follows the purchase and leasebacks of two more A320s (MSNs 5249 and 5289) earlier this year.
The aircraft is part of a request for proposals covering up to 12 new A320s issued in 2012.
Santander acquired four new A320s from the UK carrier and arranged a Spanish operating lease transaction covering the aircraft. Banc of America Leasing closed two new deliveries, while Commonwealth Bank of Australia has now acquired three A320s.