Qantas is backing Airbus’ new
A321XLR with an agreement covering 36 aircraft.
The deal includes the conversion of 26
existing A320neo Family orders plus a new firm order for 10
The aircraft will allow the Qantas Group, which
includes low-cost carrier Jetstar, to improve its network and
fleet flexibility to better serve point-to-point markets in
Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.
The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from
the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and
payload, creating more value for the airlines.
From 2023, the A321XLR will deliver a range of up to 4,700nm – 15%
more than the A321LR. This will enable operators to open new
world-wide routes such as Australia to China and Japan.
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