Airbus announced that the airline LATAM Airlines had placed an order for 13 A321neo single-aisle aircraft additional costs after taking delivery of its first A321neo leased from AerCap.
The A321neo newly delivered to LATAM Airlines can accommodate up to 224 passengers and has the Airspace XL compartments of Airbus in the cabin. These larger compartments offer a 40% increase in storage space and allow 60% more carry-on luggage. The newly delivered A321neo flew to its destination on 49% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Including this new A321neo order and current orders, LATAM Airlines is expected to receive 111 A320 Family aircraft from Airbus. The A321neo is the largest member of the European aircraft manufacturer’s best-selling A320 family. To date, more than 5,200 A321neos have been ordered by customers worldwide.
LATAM Airlines and its subsidiaries constitute the leading airline group in Latin America, with a presence in five national 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 Airbus aircraft and is the largest Airbus operator in Latin America.
Airbus has sold more than 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 750 are in operation across the region, with more than 520 in the order book, representing a 58% market share of passenger aircraft in service. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75% of the region’s net orders.