Middle East Airlines (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a firm order for four A321XLRs, making it the launch airline customer of Airbus latest evolution of the winning A321neo family.
The agreement takes Middle East Airlines’ cumulative
MEA will use the A321XLR to strengthen its network in Africa and Asia.
The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines.
From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm, 15% more than the A321LR and with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft.
This will enable operators to open new world-wide routes such as India to Europe or China to Australia, as well as further extending the Family’s non-stop reach on direct transatlantic flights between continental Europe and the Americas.