Iberia will be the first airline to receive the long-awaited A321XLR by the end of the summer.

This aircraft will strengthen Iberia’s long-haul fleet and will do so in a more sustainable way by offering the possibility of operating the airline’s transoceanic routes with a narrow-body aircraft.

This will reinforce the airline’s network of destinations with a special focus on America.

In addition to having more units with the range to make transoceanic trips, the A321XLR will allow for more efficient use of the fleet in accordance with the demand of each of the airline’s markets.

The first long-haul destinations to which this new model will travel will likely be Washington DC and Boston.

The aircraft will have 182 seats arranged in a business and economy cabin configuration, and will include various improvements that offer greater comfort to passengers, such as larger overhead compartments, which can store up to 60 % more carry-on suitcases, six different cabin lighting styles, and an innovative panel at the entrance to the plane.

In its business cabin, the A321XLR will have 14 individual window seats with direct access to the aisle. In addition, the seats will offer maximum comfort, with a ‘full flat’ seat that converts into a bed, a wide leather headrest, compartments for personal items and a structure that offers great comfort and privacy.

For improved comfort, each seat will have its own lighting system, which can be adjusted independently to the desired environment, while each seat will have its number backlit during night mode, so that it can be more easily found.

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.

All cabins in the new A321XLR will offer passengers the possibility of bringing their own headphones and connecting them via Bluetooth. In addition, they have improved type A and C USB charging ports. The seat trays allow customers to place their own electronic devices so they can use them more comfortably.

Like the rest of the long-haul fleet, the A321XLR will provide connectivity so that customers can connect to its free WiFi service for messaging throughout the flight.Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter

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