ALC Places Two More Airbus A321neos with Transavia

ALC Places Two More Airbus A321neos with Transavia
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Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has this week announced the placement of two more Airbus A321neos with Transavia.

This represents an expansion in the aircraft type for the Dutch carrier, which will follow in the years ahead.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Deal Between ALC & Transavia…

ALC Places Two More Airbus A321neos with Transavia
Photo Credit: Transavia.

The placement of two Airbus A321neos with Transavia is part of a steady but slow growth in their relationship.

Deliveries of these two units will take place in late 2025 and early 2026 respectively.

It means the total of aircraft leased to the Dutch carrier by ALC will stand at seven.

For the first delivery, this was coordinated by the lessor themselves back in December 2023 as well.

Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation had this to say on the deal:

“ALC is pleased to announce this transaction for two additional Airbus A321neo aircraft with Transavia”.

“Our nine A321-200neo aircraft will offer significant enhancements and efficiency to the airline’s fleet operations, as demonstrated by the first ALC A321neo that delivered to Transavia last year.”

The Airline & The Aircraft Type…

ALC Places Two More Airbus A321neos with Transavia
Photo Credit: Transavia.

Back in December, Transavia took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft on lease from ALC.

The A321neo, with its 232 seats in a single-class configuration, operated its first commercial flight out of Amsterdam Schiphol airport on January 5, 2024.

Benjamin Smith, the CEO of Air France-KLM (Which owns Transavia), expressed his enthusiasm, emphasizing the shift towards quieter, less polluting, and more fuel-efficient aircraft.

“This is the beginning of a new chapter for Transavia and for the Group,”

It hasn’t been without it’s shaky starts, however.

A couple of days into commercial service, the aircraft suffered a bird strike in Faro, Portugal.

On top of that, on March 4, the emergency slides deployed randomly in Barcelona as well.

Other than that, no other incidents had been recorded regarding the aircraft type, assuming all is well technically.


Photo Credit: Airbus.

In conclusion, the deal between ALC and Transavia will no doubt continue to expand in due time.

Low-cost carriers such as the Dutch airline may continue to utilize leasing placements as it can be cheaper in some cases.

All eyes will be on how much further the relationship expands, as well as the overall fleet count of the Airbus A321neo moving forward.

But for now, let’s see how the rest of the year goes for both sides.

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