LATAM Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321neo leased from AerCap and placed an order for 13 additional A321neo aircraft to further expand its route network and drive its regional growth.
This is the first delivery of a committed backlog of 76 A321neo aircraft. In total, LATAM has 111 A320 Family aircraft to be delivered.
The newly delivered A321neo for LATAM can seat up to 224 passengers and feature Airbus’ Airspace XL bins in the cabin.
The larger bins provide a 40% increase in storage space and facilitates 60% more carry-on bags, allowing a more relaxed boarding experience for passengers and cabin crews. The newly delivered A321neo flew to its destination with 49% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
“Our fleet renewal and modernization strategy is fully aligned with our sustainability commitment and brings us closer to the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral group by 2050,” said Ramiro Alfonsín, Chief Financial Officer of LATAM Airlines Group.
“We will continue to work on enhancing the current fleet with next-generation aircraft to further improve our connectivity while caring for the environment.”
“We thank LATAM for their continued confidence in our aircraft, reselecting the A321neo for its continued network growth,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
“This strategic move also accelerates LATAM decarbonisation trajectory as the A321neos are at least 20% more fuel-efficient, emitting 20% less CO2 and 50% less noise compared to previous generation aircraft.”
The A321neo is the largest member of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle A320 Family.
The A321neo allows operators to cover the entire market, while offering the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle available.