Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines has committed to six new A320neo aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
The CFM Leap 1A engine-powered aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered between Q4 2017 and early 2021.
Four of the aircraft are A321LR versions, which will be deployed on long-haul routes to North America.
In a statement released on Tuesday (September 20), Los Angeles-based ALC said the aircraft will replace Azores’ existing A310 fleet.
Paolo Menezes, CEO of Azores Airlines, said: “These aircraft are ideal new jets for our airline and ALC provided outstanding creativity, economics and strategic advantages in this important transaction.”
Image - Azores Airlines