LATAM Airlines has ordered 17 A321neo aircraft to further expand its route offering, bringing the airline’s total A320neo order book of aircraft to 100. Additionally, the airline has also confirmed it is bringing in the A321XLR to complement its long-haul operations.
The A321neo is the largest member of Airbus’ A320neo family, which incorporates new-generation engines and Sharklets, delivering more than 20% fuel and CO2 savings, as well as a 50% noise reduction. The A321XLR version provides a further range extension to 4,700nm, giving the aircraft a flight time of up to 11 hours. Last month, the A321XLR took to the skies for the first time, accomplishing its first test flight successfully.