LATAM Orders Airbus A321neos

Daniel Fowkes
03 Oct 2023
· Airlines 
LATAM Airbus A321neo takeoff during first delivery flight

LATAM Airlines has announced it placed an additional order for the Airbus A321neo.

Such a deal is part of the airline’s continued commitment to driving regional growth and expanding its backlog to 76 A321neo aircraft.

The newly announced deal is for a further 13 units, bringing the broader A320neo family aircraft backlog to 111.

LATAM announced the deal while delivering its first A321neo, leased thanks to AerCap, a leading aircraft lessor.

Our fleet renewal and modernization strategy is fully aligned with our sustainability commitment and brings us closer to the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral group by 2050. We will continue to work on enhancing the current fleet with next-generation aircraft to further improve our connectivity while caring for the environment.

Ramiro Alfonsín, Chief Financial Officer of LATAM Airlines Group.

The Airbus A321neo has become an essential solution to narrowbody flying. The A321neo will be configured to seat 224 passengers with LATAM and feature Airbus’ Airspace XL bins and cabin.

Airbus notes a 40% increase in storage and space, thanks to the larger bins, which allow for further carry-on bags.

A further order for the Airbus A3210 accelerates the LATAM decarbonisation trajectory as the A321 Neos are at least 20% more fuel efficient, 50% less noisy, and emit 20% less CO2 than previous generation aircraft.

1,150 aircraft have been sold by Airbus in Latin America and the Caribbean, with 750 in operation and more than 520 in the order backlog. Airbus says it has, therefore, a market share of 58% of the in-service passenger aircraft in the region.

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