Aer Lingus, Irelandís national carrier, has
taken delivery of the first of eight Airbus A321LR aircraft,
becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG)
to operate the type.
The aircraft, on lease from Air Lease
Corporation, is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines and
configured in a two-class layout with 16 business and 168 economy
The Dublin-based carrier will deploy the
aircraft on transatlantic routes to the U.S. East Coast.
Aer Lingus currently operates a total of 50
Airbus aircraft, including 13 A330s and 37 A320 Family aircraft.
The A321LR has a range of up to 4,000 nm (7,400