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A321LR

Gatwick Welcomes First UK A321LR Service

Air Transat has become the first airline to operate transatlantic services to the UK with an Airbus A321LR. The Canadian carrier connected Toronto/Pearson with the West Sussex facility with the long range, single-aisle jet for the first time on October

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First Kazakh A321LR

Air Astana has become the maiden operator of the Airbus A321LR in Russia and the CIS, accepting its first of seven examples on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered jet is the fourth A321neo variant operated

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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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