Azores Airlines receives its first A321LR
July 11, 2019: Azores archipelago-based carrier Azores Airlines has taken delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
Azores Airlines’ A321LR is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. It comprises 190 seats in a two-class configuration (16 Business class seats and 174 seats in Economy).
With this new A321LR, the Portuguese operator will continue its strategy of growth and network expansion to European destinations as well as transatlantic routes between the Azores and North America.
The A321LR is a Long Range (LR) version of the best selling A320neo Family and provides airlines with the flexibility to fly long-range operations of up to 4,000nm (7,400km) and to tap into new long-haul markets, which were not previously accessible with single-aisle aircraft.
The A321LR will join the Azores Airlines’ Airbus fleet of five single aisle aircraft comprising three A320ceo, two A321neo in service since last year. This new member of the fleet will provide Azores Airlines with more operational flexibility while leveraging on aircraft commonality.