Canada’s Air Transat Will be the First North American Airbus A321LR Operator

Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat will lease the aircraft through a deal with AerCap, and plans entry into service starting in 2019. The LR option extends the aircraft’s range to up to 4,000 nautical miles.
With 206 passengers in a typical two-class layout, the airline says the A321LR offers the possibility for each passenger to carry up to three bags.
Airbus says the aircraft will be delivered with new-generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15% fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020, as well as a 50% noise reduction. To date, the A320neo family has received more than 5,100 orders from over 90 customers since its launch in 2010.