Air Transat has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft – one of 15 the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive.
Air Transat leases the A321LR from AerCap and 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 destinations.
The A321LRs will replace older planes with an ultra-modern, highly cost-efficient aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art interior amenities for an enhanced and enjoyable passenger experience.
“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 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 narrowbody planes.
Air Transat 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 five million passengers every year.