LOS ANGELES, California, March 22, 2022 – Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long-term lease placements for 15 new Airbus A321XLR aircraft with Air Canada. The new aircraft are scheduled to deliver in 2024 and 2025 from ALC’s orderbook with Airbus.
“We’re honored to significantly expand our long-term relationship with Air Canada with the lease of these 15 advanced-technology, environmentally friendly A321XLR aircraft, which will facilitate significant network expansion with the highest levels of service and comfort for Air Canada’s passengers,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Lease Corporation.
“This agreement with Air Lease is key to Air Canada achieving its sustainability goals of lowering costs and moving forward on our emission reduction and other ESG objectives through fleet renewal. Moreover, this partnership with one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies is an important endorsement of Air Canada’s long-term strategic vision to remain a highly competitive, top global airline,” said Amos Kazzaz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Air Canada.
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About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
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About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline, and in 2019 was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. It is Canada's flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler's Best Airline in North America for the second straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX's Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.