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Stratos sells ex-Thai International A330 to National Airlines

Aircraft investment specialist Stratos has announced that it recently sold an A330-300 to US carrier National Airlines.

Aircraft investment specialist Stratos has announced that it recently sold an A330-300 to US carrier National Airlines.

The project continues a deal flow for Stratos involving 12 widebodies to various buyers and lessees over the past year.

The A330-300 MSN1348 for National Airlines, which is based in Orlando, Florida, and operates on-demand cargo and passenger charter services, was originally operated by Thai International.

The aircraft was returned to the lenders following the airlines restructuring process during Covid-19.

Stratos acquired the aircraft speculatively off lease on behalf of an investor and carried out a considerable MRO project before delivery to National Airlines.

Cian O Shea, marketing director at Stratos, said: “We are delighted to have worked with and delivered this aircraft to National Airlines as a new customer of Stratos.

“It is a culmination of the excellent work between our commercial and technical teams under challenging conditions.”

Christopher Alf, chairman of National Airlines, said: “As part of our recent fleet modernisation and expansion plan, we are delighted to welcome another Airbus 330 aircraft into our fleet this week.

“At National Airlines we always take pride in delivering highly personalised, exclusive passenger charter options to our customers. The latest aircraft addition is an encouraging response to the increase in our customer charter requests and we wish to continue providing the highest standards of performance and service to sports teams, bands cruise lines, organisations, and military.

“The additional seating capacity and extended flying range offered by the new aircraft help us provide improved convenience and selections to our customers.”

READ MORE NEWS: Stratos sells two A330s on behalf of Etihad Airways

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