Amsterdam-based carrier KLM is set to receive three Airbus A321neo aircraft in late 2024 via a leasing agreement made with CDB Aviation.
It is understood that the aircraft will be delivered between September-November 2024, with the airline planning to induct them on medium-haul flights.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
KLM To Induct Three Airbus A321neos in Amsterdam by Late 2024…
Commenting on this deal for three Airbus A321neos to Amsterdam-based carrier KLM was Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation’s Chief Commercial Officer:
“We are thrilled to be expanding our long-standing relationship with KLM through the addition of these brand new A321neos to their fleet on operating lease”.
“These next generation aircraft offer the best performance in their category for the group’s network needs, benefiting from the latest technological innovations.”
Adding to this was Jie Chen, the lessor’s CEO:
“Carriers like KLM, whose fleet renewal strategies are set on ambitious trajectories, value the flexibility and certainty offered by lessors whom they can trust and rely on to execute.”
“With a rapid post-pandemic recovery, lessors have been required to turn to ingenuity and novel approaches in helping airlines reach their fleet expansion and renewal goals.”
“We are very pleased KLM chose our team for these aircraft. The results achieved by our collaboration will be instrumental in helping reach KLM’s decarbonization targets”.
It is understood that as a whole, the Amsterdam-based carrier will receive its first A321neo in July 2024, as some of the aircraft are direct purchases and some are leases, with all eyes on the airline to see what routes will be operated by this aircraft.