Samoa Airways and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) previously signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Apia, for the lease placement of one new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft.
The aircraft was scheduled for delivery in late March 2019 as DQ-TFL and was due to replace its existing 737-800.
The lease was cancelled as a result of the March 2019 worldwide Boeing 737 MAX groundings.
Above Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. The MAX 9, msn 43339, ln: 7163 will now be going to Alaska Airlines. Aircraft has a “Boeing Capital” registration of N235BE and rudder is now in partial AS colors.
Top Copyright Photo: DQ-TFL was previously painted in the full Samoa Airways livery before the lease was cancelled. Samoa Airways Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 DQ-TFL (msn 43339) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 945938.