LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2018 – Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL; “ALC”) announced today the lease placement of one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on long-term lease with Aeromexico. Scheduled for delivery in fall 2019, the aircraft will feature LEAP-1B28 engines and deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This 737 MAX 9 will join two Boeing 737-800s and three Boeing 787-9s currently on lease to Aeromexico, as well as a fourth 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft scheduled to deliver to the airline in spring 2019.
“ALC is pleased to announce this new Boeing 737 MAX 9 lease placement with long-time customer Aeromexico,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “This 737 MAX 9 aircraft will significantly enhance the airline’s fleet operations and passenger experience as part of Aeromexico’s fleet modernization program.”
Andres Conesa, Chief Executive Officer of Aeromexico, said, “Aeromexico has a long-standing relationship with ALC and we are delighted to add this new 737 MAX 9 aircraft to our fleet to further strengthen our international operations and growing route network.”
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About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC's website at www.airleasecorp.com.
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features 89 cities on three continents; including 43 destinations in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 18 in Latin America, four in Europe, three in Canada and three in Asia.
The Group's operating fleet of 133 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, EL AL, GOL Linhas Aéreas, Jet Airways and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Colombia, India, Israel or Peru. www.aeromexico.com www.skyteam.com