Air Transat is leasing 10 Airbus A321LR aircraft.


Canada's Air Transat is leasing 10 Airbus A321LR aircraft via AerCap, with the aircraft to enter into service starting in 2019.

The Montreal-based leisure carrier will be the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle A321LR, flying long-haul routes including Montreal to Nice, France. The long-range option extends the aircraft's range up to 4,000 nautical miles, with Airbus saying it enables a 30% reduction in operating cost compared to its nearest competitor.

"This is an ideal aircraft for the North American market, and particularly for a carrier like Air Transat," said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer - customers. "It gives operators a highly efficient and affordable modern option for their transatlantic routes, and we look forward to other North American carriers following Air Transat's example."

The A321LR can carry 206 passengers in a typical two-class layout.

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