Skymark Airlines details 737-800 retirements

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Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines plans to retire three Boeing 737-800s from its fleet in the current 2014 fiscal year ending 31 March.

Skymark already withdrew two units from service, including a 2005-vintage 737-800 on lease from AerCap at the end of September, and a 2006-built aircraft from DAE Capital at the end of last month, according to a document filed with the Tokyo stock exchange.

The Japanese low-cost carrier fleet plan shows the phase-out of an additional unit next March, a 2006-vintage aircraft on lease from GECAS.

In September 2014, another 2006-built aircraft from GECAS is also scheduled to leave the fleet.

By then Skymark will operate 29 737-800s. It recently introduced two new aircraft under operating lease agreements with GECAS.

Skymark will introduce two new Airbus A330-300s to its fleet in February and March next year, the document shows. Both aircraft will be leased from CIT Aerospace.

Another four aircraft of the type will follow in the 2015 fiscal year. The A330-300s are part of a seven-aircraft lease agreement with Intrepid Aviation.