Air Lease to Deliver New Airbus A321-200neo LR Aircraft to SAS
JAN 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
Air Lease reached long-term lease agreements with SAS for three new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2021 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.
The three new A321LR aircraft add to two A320-200neos on lease to the airline, for a total of five Airbus aircraft confirmed to deliver to SAS from ALC.
“ALC is pleased to announce this lease placement for three new Airbus aircraft with SAS and be the first to introduce the A321LR to the airline,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, executive chairman of Air Lease. “The A321-200neo LR will significantly enhance SAS’ expanding fleet operations as the airline launches new intercontinental routes with the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft.”
“The A321LR is a key addition to SAS’ fleet with the capability to reach the airline’s most important international markets, as well as new destinations in smaller markets – all from Scandinavia,” added Marc Baer, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.
“This is a completely new type of aircraft for SAS,” said Rickard Gustafson, SAS CEO. “Incredibly well-adapted to the Scandinavian market and our travel patterns, we look forward to the launch of new routes and to evaluate the A321LR in service.”
Based in Los Angeles, ALC is an aircraft leasing company that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC is principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions.
SAS carries more than 30 million passengers annually and is Scandinavia’s leading airline with close to 800 daily flights on 272 routes to 123 destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
The top five players in the Monitor 101+ ranking — a captive, two bank affiliates and two independents — commanded 30% of the total market share and contributed 20.4% of the collective total new business volume of the Monitor 101+... read more
Tim Moriarity is “second generation” in the equipment finance business, following in his father’s footsteps, but his path has been strategic. Always on the marketing side in direct sales, sales management and vendor development, Moriarity worked with senior industry veterans... read more