April 17, 2019: Yesterday American aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has delivered the first of six A321-200neo LRs scheduled to deliver to Air Arabia through 2020 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.
The aircraft, featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, has been delivered to the Middle East airline, on long-term lease.
This technologically advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft, is also ALC’s first Airbus long-range A321neo to deliver to the lessor.
Steven F Udvar-Hazy, executive chairman of ALC said: “This delivery is particularly significant as this is ALC’s first A321-200neo LR aircraft. A key addition to Air Arabia’s fleet, the A321-200neo LR offers dynamic long-range optimisation and increased capacity as the airline expands into new destinations.”
Adel Al Ali, Group chief executive officer of Air Arabia said: “The addition of the A321neo LR aircraft to Air Arabia’s growing fleet allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model. We look forward to receiving the remaining aircraft in 2019 as we continue to offer our customers an excellent product with more destinations to discover.”