Air Lease Corporation has announced long-term lease placements for two new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft with HiSky.
Scheduled to deliver to the European carrier in March 2023 from ALC’s order book with Airbus, these two new A321neo LRs join one Airbus A319 and four A320s currently on lease to the airline from ALC and its managed vehicles, Blackbird I and II.
“ALC is pleased to announce this placement with HiSky for two new A321neo LRs,” said David Beker, senior vice president of Air Lease Corporation.
“HiSky launched in 2020 with used A320 family aircraft exclusively provided by ALC and they have grown their business consistently since then. The airline is now ready to take the next step in their growth plans and we are happy to support this expansion with two brand-new A321neo LRs.”
‘Right ingredient to sustain our growth’
“The addition of these two new A321neo LR aircraft is the right ingredient to sustain our growth strategy in 2023,” said Iulian Scorpan CEO of HiSky.
“We are grateful to ALC for the opportunity to operate the industry’s most modern aircraft offering top performance, range, and fuel-efficiency. Starting in April 2023, HiSky passengers will benefit from several long-range nonstop flight solutions to be announced this autumn.”
Air Transat agreement
Air Lease Corporation has also secured long-term lease placements for four new Airbus A321XLR aircraft with Air Transat (Canada).
Three new aircraft are confirmed to deliver to the airline starting at the end of 2025 through 2026 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. The agreement also includes an option for one additional A321XLR aircraft to be delivered in 2027.
“Air Transat’s new leasing agreement with our long-trusted partner ALC represents another key milestone in the renewal and simplification of our fleet undertaken since 2017. Along with A321LRs, XLRs figure as a cornerstone of Transat’s 2022-2026 strategic plan,” ,” said Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat.
“These aircraft can improve the quality of our transatlantic program by increasing the number of frequencies per week with the same capacity, representing a more attractive offer for our customers. Adding these three new XLRs to our fleet – with a fourth optional one – will allow us greater operational flexibility as this type of aircraft is very well suited to our needs across our programs annually.”Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter