PARIS, FRANCE — The American lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) today announced a long-term lease placement of three Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft with Air France. 

The aircraft are expected to be delivered to Air France in the second quarter of 2024 as part of ALC's order with Airbus.

“This strategic lease placement of three new A350-900s is another important step in the long-haul fleet modernization of Air France,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.

“The Air France-KLM Group is our largest European airline leasing customer, encompassing not only Air France and KLM, but also includes Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France. ALC also has nine new Airbus A321neo aircraft delivering to the Group between late 2023 and 2026, and five Boeing 737s delivering to Transavia during the first half of this year, all on long-term leases.”