Sky Airline takes its first Airbus A321neo

SKY Airline Airbus A321neo aircraft
Photo: © Airbus

Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline has received its first Airbus A321neo. The airline becomes the first carrier in Chile to operate the A321neo.

The brand new Airbus jet, registered as CC-DCA, departed from Hamburg Finkenwerder on July 27th. After stops in Keflavik, Miami and Lima, Sky’s newest fleet addition arrived in Santiago two days later.

The aircraft is leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) and features a two-class seating layout for up to 238 passengers.

Sky already is an Airbus customer since 2010. Currently, it operates an all-Airbus fleet of A320 family jets.

In 2019, the carrier announced a purchase agreement with Airbus for ten A321XLR. The Airbus A321XLR (‘Extra Long Range’) was launched at the Paris Air Show 2019. The aircraft is the longest range version of the A321neo and can fly up to 700nm farther than the existing A321LR (‘Longer Range’).