Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of One New Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft with Samoa Airways

Photo Samoa Airways
Air Lease Corporation 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.

Samoa Airways is set to become the first airline in the South Pacific Region including New Zealand and Australia to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX 9. The new aircraft will be configured with 16 Business Class seats and 173 seats in Economy Class, and will operate between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. The aeroplane will feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger overhead stowage bins.