Iberia announces A321 XLR to debut in the Americas

Iberia announced this Sunday that it will be the launch carrier for the new Airbus aircraft, as it will take delivery of the first A321XLR on the market after the summer.

This aircraft will strengthen Iberia’s long-haul fleet, and will do so in a more sustainable and innovative way by offering the possibility of operating the airline’s transoceanic routes also with a narrow body aircraft, i.e. with a single aisle.

This will strengthen the airline’s network of destinations with a special focus on the Americas, because in addition to having more units with range for transoceanic travel, the A321XLRs will allow more efficient use of the fleet according to the demand of each of the markets. In fact, the first long-haul destination to be served by this new model is expected to be Washington, followed by Boston.

Great innovation of the new plane

Iberia A321XLR En AméricaOne of the great innovations that the A321XLR will introduce is that it will be able to operate long-haul flights with a single-aisle aircraft, offering a premium service at the same level as that enjoyed on wide-body models such as the A330 or A350 in Iberia’s fleet.

This model will have 182 seats in Business and Economy cabin configuration, and will include several improvements that offer greater comfort to customers, including more spacious luggage compartments, with a storage capacity of up to 60% more hand luggage, six different cabin lighting modes or a modern panel at the entrance of the aircraft, among others.

In the case of the Business cabin, the A321XLR will have 14 individual seats with window and direct access to the aisle.

As for the premiere flight, as REPORTUR.mx reported, Sansavini has revealed that the debate is between Washington and Boston, although a final decision has not yet been made.


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