Canadian leisure airline, Air Transat, has taken delivery of their first of 15 Airbus A321LR aircraft leased from AerCap.
The aircraft, MSN 8755, is registered C-GOIE and is powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW1133G Geared Turbofan engines.
For delivery, the aircraft departed Airbus’ Hamburg facilities on the 3rd of May and flew direct to Montreal, Canada.
Air Transat has their Airbus A321LR aircraft configured in a two class layout holding 199 seats total. The following table breaks down the cabin:
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Annick Guerard, Chief Operating Officer at Air Transat, reflected on the delivery in the following statement:
“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. It reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable tourism, while also offering our passengers a superior on-board experience.”
With its Cabin Flex layout paired with additional fuel tanks, Air Transat will have the capability to fly roughly 4,000 nautical miles depending on environmental conditions.
Current plans will see the airline operate long distance flights out of Canada to European, Caribbean, Central and South American destinations, replacing their ageing Airbus A310s.
Five more aircraft will be enter Air Transat’s fleet this year, with the rest being introduced at a steady rate until 2022, when Air Transat plans to operate a fleet of all-Airbus aircraft.