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Air Lease Corporation Announces the Delivery of First of 13 New Boeing 737-9s to Alaska Airlines
Air Lease Corporation has delivered the first of 13 new Boeing 737-9s on long-term lease to Alaska Airlines. The new aircraft is powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines and joins six Boeing 737-9s currently flying in Alaska’s fleet.
On Monday (September 27, 2021), Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced the delivery of the first of 13 new Boeing 737-9s on long-term lease to Alaska Airlines. The delivery is part of an agreement announced in November 2020 and the aircraft comes from ALC’s order book with Boeing. The new aircraft is powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines and joins six other Boeing 737-9s currently operating in the Alaska Airlines fleet.
In Monday’s announcement, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Chairman, Steven F. Udvar-Házy, said,
“ALC is pleased to announce this first of 13 new 737-9 aircraft delivery to Alaska Airlines today. These new 737-9s from ALC will provide the most modern, fuel-efficient technology to advance the airline’s fleet modernization objectives.”
Also commenting on the delivery, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Fleet, Finance and Alliances, Nat Pieper, said,
“Alaska Airlines is excited to take delivery of our seventh 737-9 from Boeing today, extending our partnership with Air Lease Corporation. Our 737-9 experience has been terrific to date. The aircraft is fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, and our guests and teammates love flying it.”
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize (from November 2021). The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Based in Los Angeles, California, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is a leading global aircraft leasing company. The ALC team is principally involved in the purchase of commercial aircraft and leasing them to airlines worldwide with customized leasing and financing solutions.
Source: Air Lease Corporation