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A321LR

First Look: Aer Lingus Accepts Initial A321LR

Airbus has delivered a maiden A321LR to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and its Irish subsidiary, Aer Lingus. The 184-seat jet is the first of eight examples for the carrier, which ordered six A321XLRs at the International Paris Airshow in

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A321s Go Transatlantic

TAP Air Portugal has become the first airline to operate transatlantic services with the Airbus A321LR. The carrier used its maiden example, CS-TXA (c/n 8593), to connect Porto and Newark/Liberty on June 1. To mark the occasion, passengers received a

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Canadian Mega-merger Proposed

Air Canada announced on May 16 that it is in exclusive talks with the company that owns leisure carrier Air Transat. The flag carrier proposes an all-cash purchase at CA$13 per share, valuing the deal at approximately CA$520m. The two Quebec firms

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TAP Air Portugal Receives 100th Aircraft

In accepting its seventh Airbus A330-900 on May 18, TAP Air Portugal’s fleet totalled 100 aircraft. It is the first time in the carrier’s 74-year history that it has reached such a milestone. The widebody, CS-TUI (c/n 1908), has been

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First A321LR for Air Transat

Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, Air Transat has taken delivery of its maiden Airbus A321LR. The jet, C-GOIE (c/n 8755), was handed over on May 3 to the Montréal-based carrier and will be operated under a lease agreement from

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Middle East Milestone for A321LR

Air Arabia has received its first Airbus A321LR. The example, registered A6-ATA (c/n 8714), made its first flight on April 2, and has since been flown non-stop from the manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant to the airline’s Sharjah base. The carrier

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Norwegian Postpones NEO Deliveries

Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has confirmed it has reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone delivery of some of the 128 Airbus A320 Family aircraft it has on order. The company states that the rescheduling of its

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More Transatlantic Growth for Aer Lingus

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus is planning to use incoming Airbus A321LRs, to be delivered in 2019, to launch services to Montréal from its Dublin hub.  The airline will also operate a Boeing 757 for its new route direct from

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Air Transat’s Fleet Transformation

Air Transat has signed a follow-on agreement with AerCap for the long-term lease of seven new Airbus A321neos. The latest contract consists of two A321neos and five A321LRs, which will be added to the ten A321LRs ordered in July 2017

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Airbus A321LR Proves its Credentials

European manufacturer Airbus has provided an update on the A321LR flight development programme including details of the type’s impressive long-haul capabilities.  The prototype, D-AVZO- (c/n 7877), has successfully completed the longest flight by any single-aisle jet airliner with a record-breaking

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