Iberia to Introduce Airbus A321XLR for Enhanced Long-Haul Flights

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 21, 2024 03:30 AMNews
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Iberia to enhance transatlantic routes sustainably. Source: unsplash

Iberia is set to become the first airline to operate the Airbus A321XLR, a new aircraft that promises to enhance the long-haul travel experience. The airline will receive the first of these planes by the end of the summer, with initial transatlantic flights planned for Boston and Washington D.C. in the upcoming winter season.

The Airbus A321XLR is designed to provide a sustainable and efficient option for long-haul routes, consuming 30% less fuel than traditional wide-body aircraft. This development aligns with Iberia's commitment to reducing its environmental impact while maintaining high standards of service.

Passengers on the A321XLR can expect modern amenities and increased comfort. The Business class will feature 14 seats that convert into beds, each with direct aisle access and 4K screens. Economy class will include 168 seats with advanced features such as additional storage and improved recline.

This new addition to Iberia's fleet will also offer enhanced connectivity options, including larger overhead compartments, customizable lighting, and improved USB charging ports. Free WiFi for messaging will be available throughout the flight.

Iberia’s introduction of the A321XLR aims to provide a more comfortable and sustainable travel experience for passengers, reinforcing the airline's dedication to innovation in the aviation industry.

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