Air Transat takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR

Air Transat Airbus A321LR
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Canadian carrier Air Transat has received its first of fifteen Airbus A321LR aircraft. The airline becomes the first North American operator of the long-range version of the A321neo.

The arrival of this new generation of aircraft is an important moment for our company and our passengers in many respects. The Airbus A321LR represents what Air Transat stands for today and what we strive for in the coming years.Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Air Transat

The Montréal-based airline leases the A321LR aircraft through a long-term deal with leasing company AerCap. Its brand new jets, which are equipped with a total of 199 seats in a two-class configuration, will mainly replace the aging fleet of Airbus A310 aircraft. The second Airbus A321LR is set to be delivered in June, with four more arriving in fall 2019. Additionally, Air Transat has two Airbus A321neo jets on order. The carrier says it plans to operate an all-Airbus fleet by 2022.

In addition to the Airbus A310 and the A321LR, Air Transat currently has Airbus A321 and A330, as well as Boeing 737 aircraft in service.

Read more: The first Airbus A321LR was delivered to Arkia Israel Airlines in 2018.