LOS ANGELES, California, August 13, 2014 — Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long term lease agreements with KLM (The Netherlands) for two additional new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2016 and early 2017. These aircraft placements are in addition to the two new 777-300ER aircraft scheduled for lease from ALC to KLM in early 2015 and early 2016, all from ALC’s order book.
“KLM is one of our key and strategic European airline customers. This placement of four new Boeing 777-300ERs continues our long and excellent relationship with KLM as they operate a leading global airline fleet,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation.
“ALC is proud to announce this successful transaction with KLM, which is now committed to lease a total of four new Boeing 777-300ERs on long term basis from ALC’s own order pipeline,” said Grant Levy, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. “The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft continues to be a fundamental part of KLM’s long haul fleet operations.”
ALC also already leases Airbus A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 777-200ER and 737-800 aircraft to KLM.
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About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC's website at www.airleasecorp.com.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.