Air Lease Corporation to Lease 2 Airbus A321neo Aircraft to HiSky

September 12, 2022

Moldovan newcomer airline HiSky will lease 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft from Air Lease Corporation with the planes scheduled to be delivered in 2023.

The new planes will join one Airbus A319 and four A320s currently on lease to HiSky from Air Lease Corp.

“ALC is pleased to announce this placement with HiSky for two new A321neo LRs,” said David Beker, Senior Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. “HiSky launched in 2020 with used A320 family aircraft exclusively provided by ALC and they have grown their business consistently since then. The airline is now ready to take the next step in their growth plans and we are happy to support this expansion with two brand-new A321neo LRs."

The addition of these two new A321neo LR aircraft is the right ingredient to sustain our growth strategy in 2023,” said Iulian Scorpan CEO of HiSky. “We are grateful to ALC for the opportunity to operate the industry’s most modern aircraft offering top performance, range, and fuel-efficiency. Starting in April 2023, HiSky passengers will benefit from several long-range nonstop flight solutions to be announced this autumn.”

The Airbus A321neo LR is a new generation of aircraft that has been developed by the French manufacturer. Its aim is to reduce aviation's impact on the environment and air transport costs, as well as improve the passenger travel experience.

The version chosen by HiSky reports performances of up to 15% lower fuel consumption than previous models and up to 50% reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The high degree of efficiency of the engines ensures not only benefits for the environment but also for the passengers, the intensity of the noise felt in the cabin being also reduced by half.

The Airbus A321neo LR is a new narrow-body aircraft that has many advantages. Its long range allows it to fly direct flights over longer distances, making it a great option for travel.

HiSky was established in 2020 and operates a fleet of five Airbus A320 family aircraft, averaging 7 years of age. The company operates regular flights from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Baia Mare, Satu Mare and Chisinau to domestic and international destinations, as well as charter flights in partnership with the main travel agencies in Romania. Since the beginning of 2021, HiSky operated more than 5200 flights and transported more than 550 thousand passengers.

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