Posted on: 04 October 2019 by Kimberley Young
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has formed a long-term lease agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines for one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Scheduled to deliver to the airline in Spring 2021 from ALC’s order book with Boeing, the aircraft will be the first 787-9 to operate in Mongolia, as well as the first Dreamliner in the airline’s fleet.
“Our vision is to become a globally recognised Mongolian national flag carrier, and we are making a significant step forward by adding the first 787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet,” said Battur Davaakhuu, president and CEO, MIAT Mongolian Airlines. “The Mongolian Dreamliner will fly our passengers direct and in unmatched comfort to their dream destinations. Today is a proud day for MIAT and for all Mongolians.”
MIAT Mongolian Airlines currently operates two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and one 737-800 aircraft on lease from ALC.
“ALC is honoured to announce this significant lease placement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines and be the first to introduce the airline to the Dreamliner,” commented Steven F. Udvar-Házy, executive chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “We are proud to support the national carrier as it expands its fleet with the most technologically advanced aircraft to connect Mongolia with the rest of the world.”
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company said: “It will be wonderful to see the 787 Dreamliner in MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ livery flying in and out of Ulaanbaatar and connecting Mongolia with key destinations across Asia and Europe.”