Air Lease Corporation (AL) announced today long term lease agreements for seven new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft with Air Astana (Almaty), the national airline of Kazakhstan.
The seven aircraft include two new A320neos and five new A321neos and LRs, all from ALC’s order book with Airbus. One A320neo is scheduled to deliver in Spring 2016, while the remaining six aircraft will deliver in 2018 and 2019. The A321neo aircraft will replace the remaining Boeing 757-200s (top).
Top Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-2G5 P4-FAS (msn 29489) arrives at London (Heathrow).
Air Astana aircraft slide show:
Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Astana has been adding Airbus A320s and new A321s so the final replacement by A321s is not a surprise. Airbus A321-231 P4-NAS (msn 1042) taxies at Amsterdam.
Copyright Photo: James Helbock. Aladia's former Boeing 757-2G5 XA-DIA (msn 23928) arrives at Las Vegas.
Aladia Airlines (Monterrey) is hoping to restart operations with two ex-Maxjet Airways Boeing 767-200s. The reorganized company intends to operate charter flights and ACMI operations. Aladia previously ceased all operations on October 21, 2008.
Med-View Airline (The Airline of Nigeria) (Kano) is leasing Boeing 757-2G5 CS-TFK (msn 23983) from euroAtlantic Airways for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage. The speciality airline specializes in charter flights to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj. Med-View commenced operations on November 27, 2007.
Boeing 757-2G5 CS-TFK (msn 23983) at Lisbon carries titles for both airlines while still retaining euroAtlantic's 2005 color scheme. Copyright Photo: João Luis Pessoa/Flyingphotos.