Chilean airline LATAM with ambitious plans for more long-haul flights

Aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, is celebrating another significant order during the Farnborough Air Show week.

Airbus revealed that Chile's LATAM, Latin America's largest airline, has ordered 17 A321neo aircraft to further expand their route offering, bringing the airline's total A320neo order book aircraft to 100.

Additionally, the airline has also confirmed to bring in the A321XLR to complement its long haul operations.

The A321XLR version provides a further range extension to 4,700nm, giving the aircraft a flight time of up to 11 hours. Last month, the A321XLR took to the skies for the first time, successfully accomplishing its first test flight.

Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International . . .

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