Samoa Airways signs MOU with Air Lease Corporation for new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft

Samoa Airways and Air Lease Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding in Apia, for the lease placement of one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Scheduled for delivery in late March, the aircraft, which will be delivered direct from Boeing in Seattle Washington, will replace the National Carrier’s existing 737-800.

The MOU was signed by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoa Airways Chairman Feesago Siaosi Fepuleai and ALC Executive Chairman Steven Hazy.

The partnership represents the continuation of the relationship between Boeing, Mr Hazy and the National Carrier. Hazy was previously the CEO of the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), which leased Boeing aircraft to the National Airline in the past.

The 737 MAX airplanes bring the latest technology to the most popular jet aircraft of all time, the 737. It offers incredible range and flexibility and is designed to provide passengers with a comfortable flying experience.

The airplane will feature the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger overhead stowage bins.

The MAX’s technological advances plus its powerful LEAP-1B engines are redefining the future of efficient and environmentally friendly air travel.

Samoa Airways is set to become the first airline in the South Pacific Region including New Zealand and Australia to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX 9.

The new aircraft will be configured with 16 Business Class seats and 173 seats in Economy Class, and will operate between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.


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