LATAM Airlines additional order for A-321neo airplanes
It reinforces its fleet and endorses A-321XLR
LATAM Airlines has ordered 17 A-321neo aircraft to further expand their route offering, bringing the airline’s total A-320neo order book aircraft to 100. Additionally, the carrier has also confirmed to bring in the A-321XLR to complement their long haul operations.
The A-321neo is the largest member of Airbus’ A-320neo Family, which incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets, delivering fuel and CO2 savings, as well as a noise reduction. The A-321XLR version provides a further range extension to 4,700nm, giving the aircraft a flight time of up to 11 hours. Last month, the A-321XLR took to the skies for the first time, accomplishing its first test flight successfully.
By the end of June 2022, the A-320neo Family had won more than 8,100 orders from over 130 customers, of which nearly 550 have been for the A-321XLR. Since its Entry into Service six years ago, the company has delivered over 2,300 A-320neo Family aircraft, contributing to a 15-million-ton decrease in CO2 production.
LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates are the main group of carriers in Latin America, with presence in five domestic markets in the region (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), in addition to international operations throughout Europe, Oceania, the United States and the Caribbean.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the industry has sold over 1,100 airplanes and has a backlog of over 500 units, with more than 700 in operation throughout the region, representing almost 60 percent market share of the in-service fleet. Since 1994, Airbus has secured approximately 70 percent of net orders in the region.
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