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Air Europa expands its fleet by leasing Boeing 787s and 737 MAXs

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Ten Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be leased by Spanish airline Air Europa from Irish lessor AerCap, with aircraft deliveries anticipated to take place between 2024 and 2026.

The airline also made a point of saying that it would use MAX planes for the first time in Spain.

“Just as we were the first Spanish company to incorporate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, we are now doing the same by adding the new Boeing 737 MAX to our fleet,” Richard Clark, Managing Director of Air Europa, said.

A total of 48 aircraft, including the 737-800, 787, ATR 72, and ERJ-190, are now in service with Air Europa.

“For Air Europa these new technology fuel-efficient aircraft will provide improved cost efficiencies and help them to meet their sustainability commitments,” said Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer, AerCap.

Two weeks ago, IAG, the company that owns British Airways and Iberia, announced that it had converted a loan to acquire a 20% interest in Air Europa.

After the COVID-19 epidemic changed the aviation landscape, IAG abandoned the planned proposal to purchase Air Europa in December 2021.

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