All Nippon Airways (ANA) had taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (A321-272N JA131A, msn 7839), becoming the launch operator of the version of the aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.
ANA’s A321neo is configured for 194 passengers with 8 premium class seats and 186 economy class seats.
ANA will start scheduled commercial services on domestic routes in October 2017. The aircraft is the first for the airline to be used on domestic routes equipped with in-flight entertainment system for all seats.
ANA currently operates 16 A320 Family aircraft, with another 29 on order for future delivery.
Parent company ANA Holdings (ANA HD) also has three A380s on order.
Air Lease Corporation (AL) has announced long term lease agreements with Aer Lingus for seven new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to operate on transatlantic and other routes. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus.
The A321neo LR aircraft leased from ALC will allow Aer Lingus to eventually replace four Boeing 757-200s (below), and add more nonstop routes and frequencies to U.S. and Canadian cities.
Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with three deliveries in 2019 and four deliveries in 2020.
Top Copyright Photo: Airbus A321-271N D-AVXA (msn 6673) (Airbus A321 NEO – New Engine Option) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 933316.