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Aer Lingus and Iberia to Get Brand New Airbus A321XLRs

June 18, 2019
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Aer Lingus and Iberia to Get Brand New Airbus A321XLRs
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The newly announced Airbus A321XLR aircraft officially has its fourth customer. After being announced as the latest aircraft in the Airbus A320 family on Monday at the Paris Air Show, International Airline Group (IAG) has placed an order for 14 A321XLRs.

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level, said eight of the A321XLRs are heading to Iberia and six are going to Aer Lingus.

With the 5,400-mile mile range of the A321XLR, both Aer Lingus and Iberia will be able to extend their respective route networks with the narrow-body aircraft. For Aer Lingus, that means it can fly from its base in Dublin to interior destinations beyond East Coast of the US and Canada.

IAG expects to take delivery of the 14 aircraft in 2023. It remains unclear at this point what the interior of the aircraft will look like.

On Monday's announcement of the launch of the A321XLR, aircraft-leasing company Air Lease Corporation was designated as the launch partner. Shortly thereafter, Middle East Airlines announced it was ordering four of the aircraft. And earlier on Tuesday, Cebu Pacific ordered 10 XLRs.

All images courtesy Airbus.

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