Faucet Air Portugal has taken supply of the primary of twelve Airbus A321LR plane it has on order.
The Lisbon-based provider thus turns into the primary airline to function a mixed A330neo and A321LR fleet.
Powered by CFM engines, Faucet’s A321LR is configured with 171 seats (16 in enterprise, 48 in eco-premium and 107 economic system).
The mixture of the A321LR and the A330neo inside a single fleet offers operators a strong lever to cowl the wants of the medium to long-haul market.
With each latest technology single aisle (20 per cent gas burn discount) and widebody plane (25 per cent gas burn discount) airways profit from an unrivalled commonality for operations whereas passengers expertise the next and harmonized consolation requirements.
“The A321LR is crucial for Faucet’s enlargement plans.
“With its superior vary we will comfortably discover markets in North America, South America and Africa from Portugal, and it’ll slot in seamlessly with our A330neos,” stated Antonoaldo Neves, chief govt, Faucet Air Portugal.
“In North America it permits us to discover markets on the East Coast, comparable to New York, Boston, Montreal or Washington.
“In Brazil the A321LR can open new markets within the north-east and complement present companies to cities like Recife, Natal, Fortaleza or Salvador,” he added.
Faucet’s first A321LR will probably be operated on the Lisbon-Tel Aviv route at its entry into service.
“We applaud Faucet Air Portugal for changing into the primary airline to leverage the advantages of the A321LR and the A330neo in a standard fleet.
“The A321LR and A330neo working in tandem have the center market phase properly lined,” stated Christian Scherer, Airbus chief business officer.
Faucet at present operates an Airbus fleet of 75 plane comprising 5 A330neo, 13 A330ceo, 4 A340s, and 45 A320 household plane.
The one-aisle fleet contains 21 A319ceo, 20 A320ceo, 4 A321ceo, two A320neo and 6 A321neo.