LOS ANGELES, August 3, 2016 – Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced today the placement of two Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on long-term lease to SpiceJet (India), delivering in July and August 2016. One of the 737-800s is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and the second is a 2012-built 737-800 with winglets and sky interior. These placements will be ALC’s fourth and fifth 737-800s on long-term lease to SpiceJet.
“ALC is very pleased to announce these 737-800 placements with SpiceJet, one of India’s leading low-cost carriers. The 737-800 aircraft offers increased efficiency and enhanced customer comfort, perfectly suited for the airline’s short and medium-haul flights. SpiceJet is a long-term customer of ALC and we look forward to working together with their team for many more years,” said Kishore Korde, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Vice President.
“We value our partnership with ALC and with this new Boeing 737-800 placement, we are further strengthening our long term association. We are now embarking on increasing our fleet which will be instrumental in our growth story post our turnaround. With these additional Boeing aircraft, we aim to build up our network by offering more services,” said Kiran Koteshwar, CFO, SpiceJet Ltd.
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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.
About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 298 daily flights to 41 destinations, including 35 domestic and 6 international ones. SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 26 Boeing 737NG and 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, as an additional fee option.