LOS ANGELES, CA – Today Air Lease Corporation announced long term lease agreements with Hainan Airlines for two new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, both from ALC’s order book with Boeing. ALC has ordered 46 new Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft in total for deliveries beginning in spring 2016.
“We are pleased to announce that the first of these two new Boeing 787-9s leased to Hainan Airlines will be ALC’s very first Boeing 787-9 delivery. As the longest-range wide-body aircraft in Hainan’s fleet, these 787-9s will offer additional range and capacity capabilities beyond the airline’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft already in operation. This placement marks our third and fourth aircraft placed on long term lease with Hainan, following two 737-800s in 2010. We look forward to the continued growth of our relationship with this world-class airline,” said Jie Chen, ALC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia.