Air Transat’s first A321LR departs the Toulouse factory on its delivery flight to Montreal (photo: Airbus).

Montreal-based Air Transat took delivery of its first of 15 Airbus A321LRs as part of a fleet renewal that will see the leisure carrier convert to an all-Airbus fleet by 2022. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered narrowbodies come equipped with an entirely redesigned two-class, 199-seat cabin, with 187 seats in economy and 12 premium seats. The aircraft marks delivery of the fourth of Airbus’s long-range A321neos.

Air Transat COO Annick Guérard described the arrival of the new aircraft as an “important moment” for the company. 

“The Airbus A321LR represents what Air Transat stands for today and what we strive for in the coming years,” she said. “It reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable tourism, while also offering our passengers a superior onboard experience.”

Air Transat COO, Annick Guérard

The aircraft’s long range will optimize the carrier’s operations in its core markets in Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, Guérard added. However, she did not reveal on which route the A321LR will initially operate.