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Iberia to become First Airline to Add New Airbus A321XLR to Fleet

Our Bureau - : May 21, 2024 - : 3:35 am

Iberia will be launching the new Airbus A321XLR, as it will receive the first A321XLR on the market by the end of the summer.

As with all newly delivered planes, for the first days it will operate medium-range routes. The aircraft will strengthen Iberia’s long-haul fleet and offers it the possibility of operating the airline’s transoceanic routes with a narrow-body aircraft, i.e., one with a single aisle. In fact, the first long-haul destination to which this new model will travel will likely be Washington DC and then Boston.

The model will have 182 seats arranged in a Business and Economy cabin configuration. In its Business cabin, the A321XLR will have 14 individual window seats with direct access to the aisle. All Business seats have an 18-inch individual 4K screen, offering sharper images and better tones in dark mode. All this, accompanied by the best entertainment on board.

Likewise, the Airbus A321XLR will have 168 seats in the Economy cabin with the latest Recaro model, the CL3810, which evolved from the seats on current long-haul aircraft, with a four-inch recline and leather headrests. The seats will have two additional pockets to store personal items.

The first A321XLR is scheduled to join Iberia’s fleet after the summer, when, along with the seven additional aircraft of this model that Iberia will receive in the following months, it will allow the airline to continue to expand its network of long-haul destinations, as well as to increase capacity in the cities it currently flies to.


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