Canadian carrier Air Transat has signed an agreement to lease ten Airbus A321LR aircraft from Irish lessor AerCap. Deliveries will start in Spring 2019 and continue through to Autumn of 2020.
The new aircraft will make Air Transat the first A321LR operator in North America, when they enter the fleet in 2019.
Angus Kelly, CEO of Aer Cap said in a statement:
“We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with Air Transat and are thrilled to play a significant role in the future growth of the airline. The A321neo LR will significantly improve Air Transat’s fleet with the most efficient, longest-range single-aisle aircraft that offers an exceptional level of passenger comfort.”
Air Transat says the 4,000nm (7,400km) range of the A321LR is ideally suited to its network. The A321LRs will be configured in a two-class layout with 200 seats, each seat offering a touch screen with a wide choice of in-flight entertainment options.
Air Transat President and CEO Jean-Marc Eustache also commented on the order:
“The A321neo LRs will perfectly complete our fleet of A330s and B737s. These aircraft are also an ideal solution for replacing our A310s. This agreement with AerCap will allow us to continue offering our customers the service and comfort they are used to, at the best possible price.
We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with the world’s leading aircraft lessor, with which we have enjoyed a fruitful and long-standing association.”
AerCap is the world’s largest Airbus A320neo Family lessor, with 220 aircraft owned and on order.