06 Apr 2021
North American Newsletter 6 April
Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft to Air Premia
Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Air Premia (South Korea). This aircraft is the first of three new Boeing 787-9s confirmed to deliver to Air Premia from ALC’s order book with Boeing this year. Air Lease Corporation Executive Chairman Steven F. Udvar-Házy said “We are thrilled to announce this first of three Boeing 787-9 aircraft delivery to Air Premia . As the first aircraft in the Air Premia fleet, this ALC Dreamliner will launch the new airline’s international network and contribute to an excellent debut in the Korea marketplace.”
Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of One New Boeing 737-8 Aircraft to Cayman Airways
Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Boeing 737-8 aircraft on long-term lease to Cayman Airways. This aircraft, featuring LEAP-1B27 engines, is the third new 737-8 to deliver to Cayman Airways from ALC’s order book with Boeing. Air Lease Corporation Executive Chairman Steven F. Udvar-Házy said “ALC is honored to work with Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands, to modernize the airline’s fleet and expand their route network. Our team has now leased three generations of Boeing 737 aircraft to Cayman Airways: the 737-300, 737-800 and now the 737-8. The new technology 737-8s will further the airline’s long-term goals, providing advanced technology, passenger comfort and fuel-efficiency.”
Alaska Airlines officially joins oneworld
Alaska Airlines officially announced it became the 14th full member of the Oneworld global alliance, just eight months after receiving a formal invitation from oneworld in July 2020. Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci said “Joining oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world, being a part of the alliance allows us to provide fantastic global connectivity, a seamless travel experience and more valuable loyalty offerings for our guests. This alliance transforms Alaska into a truly global airline, connecting our strong West Coast network and destinations across North America with the worldwide reach of our oneworld partners.”
Cargojet Expands Relationship with Amazon
Cargojet Inc announced that it has entered into a new Air Transportation Services Agreement with Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services. Under the agreement, Cargojet will expand upon its existing commercial relationship with Amazon. As part of this arrangement, Cargojet will operate two Amazon-owned B767-300BDSF aircraft as part of the Amazon Air network on a CMI basis within Canada starting mid-2021. Cargojet expects the agreement to generate additional revenue growth to Cargojet’s earnings and cash flows over time. The agreement has a four-year term with three successive two-year renewal options.
C&L Aerospace signs deal with HAC to purchase Saab 340 aircraft fleet
C&L Aerospace has signed a contract with Hokkaido Air System (HAC) to purchase the regional airline’s three (3) Saab 340B aircraft and will be taking delivery between April 2021 and January 2022. This agreement marks the first Saab purchase for C&L since the conclusion of their ten (10) aircraft deal with Japan Air Commuter in early 2021. Executive Vice President of C&L Aerospace Jameel Wazir said “We’re excited to be taking delivery of these Saab aircraft. Our years of experience with this aircraft enable us to match them with the right operator who will benefit from all the plane has to offer.”
Emirates restarts transatlantic link between Milan and New York JFK
Emirates has announced it will resume its direct service between Milan Malpensa and New York John F Kennedy International Airport from 1st June. The Milan-New York JFK flight will be an extension to Emirates’ existing flights to Milan EK205, operated by the Boeing 777-300 ER, offering 8 seats in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 304 ergonomically designed seats in Economy class. The airline’s service to and from New York JFK will increase to three times daily.
GA Telesis Announces the Disassembly of Three ANA Boeing 777-200 Airframes and APUs
GA Telesis announced it has completed the disassembly of three All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-200 airframes and associated APUs. Along with multiple others scheduled for 2021.
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