Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Air Lease Corp to supply three Boeing 787-9s to Air Premia

One of the leading aircraft lessors,  Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease agreements with Air Premia of South Korea for three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft.  All are scheduled for delivery in 2020 in the summer through to autumn.

 “We are honoured and excited to be providing Air Premia the first three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on long-term lease from ALC,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “These new aircraft will offer advanced dimensions in comfort, service and affordability in the Korean marketplace, and will serve Air Premia’s route network efficiently with the latest technology long-range aircraft. ALC is proud of our business association with Air Premia and to contribute to the new airline’s success.”

“Air Premia has reached a critical milestone as a start-up airline as we prepare to launch our first commercial flight next year in South Korea. We are pleased to embark on this journey with ALC, a trustworthy partner with the market presence to fully support us to introduce our industry disruptive business model to the Northeast Asia market successfully,” said Dr Jong Chul Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Air Premia. 

Air Premia is South Korea's newly-established hybrid air carrier focused on direct trips from Seoul to Los Angeles and San Jose. The innovative airline offers customers upscale services at a reasonable price. With an exclusively Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet, Air Premia customers will be able to enjoy the most advanced in-flight experience. The seat pitch in economy will be 35 inches, while in the premium cabin it is set to 42 inches. The price of Economy is 80%, Premium Economy is 140% of Korean Full Service Carrier’s Economy class.

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