Icelandair Signs For Another Airbus A321LR With SMBC

Icelandair Signs For Another Airbus A321LR With SMBC
Photo Credit: Airbus.

Icelandair has this week announced a deal signed with leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital for one more Airbus A321LR aircraft.

It is understood that the carrier will take delivery of this jet by the first quarter of 2026, around two years away.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Icelandair Signs For Another Airbus A321LR With SMBC…


Icelandair Signs For Another Airbus A321LR With SMBC
Photo Credit: Airbus.
Etihad affiliate link banner

Airbus A321LR deliveries are expected to begin this year, with A321XLR deliveries expected to begin from 2029.

So whilst this particular unit won’t be seen until 2026, Icelandair will not be waiting much longer for these new aircraft.

Commenting on the deal with SMBC was Bogi Nils Bogason, the President & CEO of the airline:

“We are very pleased to announce the lease of one more aircraft from our long-term partner SMBC Aviation Limited.”

“We have already started entry into service for these efficient aircraft that will replace our Boeing 757’s. They will provide exciting opportunities and possibilities to explore new destinations as well as further support our sustainability efforts.”

Back in July this year, Icelandair signed a firm order with Airbus for 13 A321XLRs, which will also join and complement the A321LRs due for delivery starting from this year.

What remains clear is that the strategy of fleet renewal for the carrier begins properly this year, and all eyes will be on the fateful day for the old Boeing 757s that will be retired from the fleet or sent on to new owners.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the model changes with these new aircraft in the years to come.

Did you know AviationSource has two newsletters? One covers the general news and analysis of the industry as a whole, and the other to do with emergencies that take place throughout the year! To subscribe to our General News Newsletter, CLICK HERE!
To subscribe to our Emergencies, Accidents & Incidents Newsletter, CLICK HERE!

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

TAGGED:

Christchurch Airport delivers strong first half FY24 result

Christchurch Airport has delivered a strong 1H24 result, with total operating revenue of $115.5m exceeding forecast expectations.

Len Varley By Len Varley

Manchester-Boston to welcome Breeze Airways

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) will welcome Breeze Airways as the seventh carrier operating from the airport, from June 14.

Len Varley By Len Varley

Singapore Airlines opens new SilverKris lounge at Perth Airport

Singapore Airlines has opened its new SilverKris Lounge at Perth Airport, as the carrier adds a fourth daily flight from

Len Varley By Len Varley

Changi Airport Group to host Cargo Facts Asia 2024

Changi Airport Group has been selected as host partner for Cargo Facts Asia 2024, the Asia-Pacific air cargo event set

Len Varley By Len Varley
You Might Also Enjoy