JAL leases new Boeing 737-800
Boeing delivered 737-800s to Japan Airlines (JAL) and Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. In sale leaseback arrangements, both carriers immediately assigned the aircraft - one 737-800 each - to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), becoming the first new Boeing planes to be financed by the San Francisco-based company.
“Funding these airplanes marks the start of a very exciting 2011 for our company,” said Toby Bright, head of marketing for JSA. “The value these efficient Next-Generation 737-800s provide enables us to attract leading airlines, such as JAL and Norwegian Air Shuttle. As a growing airplane leasing company, it is important that we continue to maintain a portfolio of operationally dependable and fuel-efficient aircraft for our customers.”
“These new Next-Generation 737-800s provide JSA’s portfolio with airplanes that feature incredible economics and operational capability,” said Marlin Dailey, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to growing our partnership with JSA as they and their customers benefit from the 737-800’s superior performance.”
These airacraft represent the first two of 11 new Boeing deliveries JSA will be financing this year.