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.
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 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
“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
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.