ALC places one new 737 MAX 9 on lease with Samoa Airways

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw January 29, 2019 11:10

ALC places one new 737 MAX 9 on lease with Samoa Airways

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has placed one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on long-term lease with Samoa Airways, the flag carrier airline of Samoa. The aircraft will feature two CFM LEAP-1B27 engines and is scheduled to deliver in Spring 2019 from ALC’s order book with Boeing.

“ALC is pleased to announce this Boeing 737 MAX 9 placement with new customer, Samoa Airways,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The 737 MAX 9 will enhance Samoa Airways’ signature experience in the air and contribute to the airline’s growing route network.”

“This will be the first new Boeing 737 MAX 9 in the South Pacific region and will operate a frequent schedule from Samoa to Australia and New Zealand,” said Matthew Stevens, Assistant Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.

“We are delighted to lease this new Boeing 737 MAX 9 jet from ALC for our flagship international routes, offering the most modern and economical aircraft for our airline,” said Alvin Tuala, Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Airways.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw January 29, 2019 11:10