Dubai, 17 November 2019
- SalamAir and GECAS have entered into a lease agreement for two Airbus A321neo to enter service with Oman's first low-cost carrier. The aircraft are from GECAS' new order skyline and are outfit with the latest technology CFM LEAP engines.
Based in Oman's Muscat International Airport and serving routes between 28 destinations across 16 countries, SalamAir will be among the first to operate the A321neo in the Middle East.
'GECAS is delighted to announce these two A321neo lease placements with our new customer SalamAir, one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the Middle East. These aircraft are key additions to SalamAir's fleet and will help them to efficiently expand into key markets in Asia and Europe.' shared Michael O'Mahony, GECAS' SVP & Region Manager.
'SalamAir is dedicated to providing a comfortable, flexible and reliable experience and a full range of services for its passengers and continues to add new destinations and direct links between the Sultanate and friendly countries.' Captain Mohammed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, adding 'We're thankful to be able to add these aircraft to our fleet. Our expanding network and growing operations rely on the fuel-efficient neo, and as an airline, we appreciate the environmental performance and appreciably improved carbon footprint the neo afford.'
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers' challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters, financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships, domain expertise and a track record of execution.
GECAS offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, asset sales and servicing, and airframe parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order more than 1,700 aircraft (~1,350 fixed wing/ ~350 rotary wing) and serves ~250 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 20 offices around the world.