LOS ANGELES, December 14, 2017 – Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) (ALC) announced that Azores Airlines SATA International (Portugal) received its first new Airbus A321neo aircraft. This aircraft is the first of six CFM Leap 1A engine-powered A321neos to be delivered to Azores Airlines from ALC’s order book with Airbus. The next five A321neos will deliver between now and early 2021.
The airline, fully owned by SATA (Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos) becomes the first Portuguese operator to receive a member of the best-selling A320neo Family. By way of an extensive transatlantic network, these aircraft will connect Portugal and Azores to cities in the United States and Canada, in addition to major Western European cities.
“The six new ALC A321neo aircraft will progressively replace Azores’ aging A310s on routes from Azores to the USA and Canada as well as on the airline’s high frequency network to Portugal and Western Europe. The A321neo brings new levels of operating efficiency, passenger comfort, low fuel burn and emissions as well as network flexibility to Azores,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.
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About Azores Airlines SATA International
Azores Airlines SATA International was established in 1998, and since then has expanded its network of routes with a fleet of Airbus A310s, A320s and one A330-200. The airline operates domestic flights to Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Horta, Pico and Santa Maria, in addition to scheduled services between the Azores and the United States and Canada, and between mainland Portugal and North America. Azores Airlines SATA International also offers scheduled flights to destinations such as London, Frankfurt and Munich, and several charter flights worldwide.