Air Lease Corporation, LOT sign for B787-9 lease agreement
Air Lease Corporation (ALC), an aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California (USA), announced a long term lease agreement with LOT, Polish flag carrier, for a new Boeing 787-9 aircraft with Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines.
The aircraft is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and will deliver in the second quarter of 2018.
“We are very pleased to announce this new 787-9 lease placement with LOT. In addition to the six new 737 MAX 8s ALC placed with LOT last year (first delivery November 2017), the Dreamliner offers new efficiencies and an enhanced passenger experience that will better serve their growing route networks,” said Alex Khatibi, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Vice President.
On February 2017, LOT also signed the lease agreement with ACG for three B787-9s. According to LOT, initially the new 787-9 will operate LOT’s most popular destinations such as New York and Chicago. The 787-9 will be the largest aircraft in the history of LOT’s fleet, according to the airline.
LOT now operates a fleet of 46 aircraft and serves flights to destinations within Europe and other cities in Asia, Americas and Africa.