Montreal - On May 3, Canadian airline operator Air Transat took delivery of the first of 15 Airbus A321LR on order with the European aircraft manufacturer.
“The arrival of this new generation of aircraft is an important moment for our company and our passengers in many respects,” said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat.
“The Airbus A321LR represents what Air Transat stands for today and what we strive for in the coming years. It reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable tourism, while also offering our passengers a superior on-board experience. In addition, the aircraft’s long range will optimize our operations in our core markets, namely in our destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America,” Guérard added.
Air Transat's A321LRs will be powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G engines. The Canadian carrier's new Airbus A321LR will offer passengers an entirely redesigned cabin.
Air Transat and Airbus worked together on every detail of the cabin interior to ensure the best inflight experience for passengers.
“We are proud to deliver the A321LR to Air Transat and to be associated with such a fine, innovative airline,” said Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer.
The Club Class features 12 deep-blue natural leather seats, with its exclusive cabin and personalized service. The seats are wider and even more ergonomic with private individual spaces.
The Economy cabin offers 187 light-blue natural leather seats that are wider than those of previous generations of Airbus. They’re equipped with in-flight entertainment system, with larger individual touch screens as well.
Air Transat will receive five more Airbus A321LR by the end of the year. The planes will join the Air Transat's fleet as part of a long-term lease agreement with the Irish lessor AerCap.The last aircraft will arrive in Montreal in 2022.
Air Transat flies to 60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. The leisure operator also offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada.
Air Transat is a subsidiary of the Transat A.T. Inc., and it is the Canada's largest tourism company specialized in holiday travel offering its customers vacation packages, hotel stays, and air travel.