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Tue, 7 May 2019

Air Transat Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321LR

Air Transat, a Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft.

The A321LR is one of fifteen the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive. Air Transat is leasing the A321LR from AerCap.

The A321LR, with its unique Airbus Cabin Flex configuration allowing for installation of additional fuel tanks, will have a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles.

Air Transat Airbus A321LR MSN 8755. Click to enlarge.

Air Transat plans to use the A321LR for long-distance flights out of Canada, principally on more extended, thinner routes to European, Caribbean, Central and South American destinations.

“The arrival of this new generation of aircraft is an important moment for our company and our passengers in many respects,” said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “The Airbus A321LR represents what Air Transat stands for today and what we strive for in the coming years. It reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable tourism, while also offering our passengers a superior on-board experience.”

The Air Transat A321LR is configured with 199 seats in two classes, including 12 premium Club Class seats.

The A321LRs are part of a larger leasing deal Air Transat has with AerCap to convert to an all-Airbus fleet by 2022 as it phases out older widebody and narrowbody planes.

“We are proud to deliver the A321LR to Air Transat and to be associated with such a fine, innovative airline,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “The A321LR, with its increased range and low operating costs, enables Air Transat to increase flight frequencies, expand its network and strengthen its competitive position. Airbus will provide Air Transat with world-class support and work to ensure its ongoing success.”

Air Transat flies to some 60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. The company employs around 3,000 people and carries some 5 million passengers every year.

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