Are traditional leasing models under threat?
It is a question worth asking after a sequence of huge aircraft orders with relatively small airlines. In 2012 Norwegian Air Shuttle acquired 222 Airbus and Boeing narrowbody aircraft. Air Asia ordered 300 Airbus short-haul aircraft in two tranches during 2012 and Lion Air of Indonesia in 2013 increased its narrowbody order to 464 units by adding Airbus to its existing 2011 Boeing order.

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