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Alaska has formally announced its intent to streamline its fleet to only deploy Boeing 737s and Embraer E175s.  This means removing its Dash8s and A321neos. Alaska will thereby remove the last aircraft in its fleet registered with “VA” meaning the final removal of Virgin America.  

There are ten A321neos at Alaksa as this table lists and all ten are leased.

These A321neos are CFM LEAP powered and are in high demand.  The lessors can be confident these aircraft will be returned in good condition and as we see from delivery dates, these aircraft are still newish.  These aircraft will almost certainly find operators as this model is in high demand.

ch-Aviation lists these active operators of this model. Given the paucity of delivery slots of the A321neo, the ten coming into the market will be seen by many of these operators as an opportunity. Russian operators excepted.

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