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Latam Airlines takes delivery of its first A-321neo airplane

And it adds 13 more units to orderbook -DATA SHEET

LATAM Airlines has taken delivery of its first A-321neo leased from AerCap and placed an order for 13 additional A-321neo aircraft to further expand its route network and drive its regional growth. This is the first delivery of a committed backlog of 76 aircraft. In total, LATAM has 111 A-320 Family airplanes to be delivered.

The newly delivered model for the carriercan seat up to 224 passengers and feature Airbus’ Airspace XL bins in the cabin. The larger bins provide a 40% increase in storage space and facilitates 60% more carry-on bags. The newly delivered A-321neo flew to its destination with 49% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

The A-321neo allows operators to cover the entire market. To date, more than 5,200 units have been ordered by customers worldwide.

LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates are the main group of airlines in Latin America, with presence in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to international operations throughout Europe, Oceania, the United States and the Caribbean. Today, LATAM operates 240 aircraft and is the largest Airbus operator in Latin America. In July this year the carrier took delivery of a new A-320neo, the first delivery using 30% SAF.

The industry has sold over 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 750 are in operation throughout the region, with more than 520 in the order backlog, representing a market share of 58% of in-service passenger aircraft. Since 1994, the company has secured 75% of net orders in the region.

In 2016, Airbus became one of the first aircraft manufacturers to offer customers SAF at delivery flights. Today, aircraft and helicopters leave its delivery centres with SAF onboard, identified as one of the key elements in helping achieve emissions reduction goals.

The technical data sheet of the A-321neo is attached to this AVIONEWS

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