LOS ANGELES, January 21, 2019 – Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL; “ALC”) announced today the lease placement of one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on long-term lease with Samoa Airways, the flag carrier airline of Samoa. The aircraft will feature two CFM LEAP-1B27 engines and is scheduled to deliver in Spring 2019 from ALC’s order book with Boeing.
“ALC is pleased to announce this Boeing 737 MAX 9 placement with new customer, Samoa Airways,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The 737 MAX 9 will enhance Samoa Airways’ signature experience in the air and contribute to the airline’s growing route network.”
“This will be the first new Boeing 737 MAX 9 in the South Pacific region and will operate a frequent schedule from Samoa to Australia and New Zealand,” said Matthew Stevens, Assistant Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.
“We are delighted to lease this new Boeing 737 MAX 9 jet from ALC for our flagship international routes, offering the most modern and economical aircraft for our airline,” said Alvin Tuala, Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Airways.
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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.
About Samoa Airways
Samoa Airways is the designated national carrier of Samoa. Headquartered in Apia, the Airline was established in 1959 and rebranded as Samoa Airways in 2017. It operates scheduled international jet services between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. Samoa Airways also operates a fleet of Twin Otter turbo-prop aircraft which fly between Fagali’i and Pago Pago and within American Samoa.