Aer Lingus has confirmed its first A321LR route.
Aer Lingus is about to receive the first of 14 single aisle A321LR aircraft. Whilst these look like standard European short haul planes, they have been adapted to have the capacity to fly transatlantic. They are ideal for Aer Lingus which sees them as a way of being able to launch flights to smaller US East Coast cities which could not justify an A330.
The first plane has now appeared in the timetable from 1st July. It will operate between Dublin and Hartford, in Connecticut.
I would expect to see the aircraft being rostered for some European flights during June to allow pilots and crew to get familiar with it. It will have fully flat seats in Business Class as you can see from the image above.
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