One Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Air Lease Corporation has announced a long-term lease agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines for one new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Scheduled for delivery in Spring 2021, this will be the first 787-9 to operate in Mongolia and the first Dreamliner in MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ fleet. MIAT Mongolian Airlines currently has two Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one 737-800 on lease from ALC.
“ALC is honored to announce this significant lease placement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines and be the first to introduce the airline to the Dreamliner,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “We are proud to support the national carrier as it expands its fleet with the most technologically advanced aircraft to connect Mongolia with the rest of the world.”
“Our vision is to become a globally recognized Mongolian national flag carrier, and we are making a significant step forward by adding the first 787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet,” said Battur Davaakhuu, President and CEO, MIAT Mongolian Airlines. “The Mongolian Dreamliner will fly our passengers direct and in unmatched comfort to their dream destinations. Today is a proud day for MIAT and for all Mongolians.”
“It will be wonderful to see the 787 Dreamliner in MIAT Mongolian Airlines’ livery flying in and out of Ulaanbaatar and connecting Mongolia with key destinations across Asia and Europe. The airline has continued to build on its proud aviation history by modernizing its fleet and operations. We are honored MIAT has selected the 787 and its superior fuel efficiency and range to profitably grow their international network,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company. “We are delighted to partner with leading lessor ALC, which has a tremendous portfolio of 787 Dreamliners and other advanced jets, to open a new chapter in MIAT’s history.”
Founded in 1956, MIAT Mongolian Airlines is the leading national flag carrier of Mongolia, headquartered in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. The airline operates international scheduled services in Asia and Europe from its Chinggis Khaan International Airport home base in Ulaanbaatar and handles more than half of Mongolia-bound international passenger traffic.