07 May, 2019

An Airbus A321LR for Canadian holiday airline Air Transat

Airbus delivers first A321LR to Canada’s Air Transat

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The Canadian holiday and leisure carrier Air Transat has just taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft, the first of 15 from the manufacturer via lease agreements with AerCap.

The A321LR, comes with the new Airbus Cabin Flex configuration which allows for installation of additional fuel tanks, will have a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles. The Montreal based airline says it will deploy the A321LR for long-haul long-distance flights out of Canada, principally on more extended, thinner routes to European, Caribbean, Central and South American destinations.

The new A321LRs will replace older planes within the Air Transat fleet and will enhance the passenger experience as well as being far more economical to run. Air Transat has configured the jet with 199 seats spread over two classes, 12 in the carriers premium Club Class, an exclusive cabin with personalised service and ergonomic seating. The Economy Class has 187 seats which are wider, provide more personal space and are equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system. “The arrival of this new generation of aircraft is an important moment for our company and our passengers in many respects,” says 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 onboard experience.”
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“We are proud to deliver the A321LR to AirTransat 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 is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries some 5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel.

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