Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has taken
delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LRs on lease from Air Lease
The A321LR joins Air Astana’s fleet of 18 other Airbus
aircraft which includes eight A320s, four A321s, three A320neos and three
A321neos. Another ten Airbus aircraft are scheduled for delivery
by the end of 2020.
The new A321LRs, which have a range of up to
4,000nm (7,400km), will gradually replace the airline’s Boeing 757
aircraft on long-haul services to European and Asia destinations.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, Air Astana’s
A321LR comprises 166 seats in a two-class configuration with 16
Business Full lie-flat seats and 150 Economy class seats.
The lie-flat business class seats are equipped
with individual 16-inch screens, with four of the 16 seats
offering additional personal space.
In Economy Class, the Recaro seats provide
increased comfort for long flights and are equipped with
individual 10-inch screens.
The A321LR cabin is equipped with a Zodiac
(RAVE) in-flight entertainment system, which is in common with all
other Airbus and Boeing aircraft in Air Astana’s fleet.
The remaining six A321LRs are scheduled for
delivery over the next 12 to 18 months.