Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
What routes and what operator would you like to see using the new A321LR?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 264
Townsville to Singapore, yes I am dreaming but in Townsville when it comes to flying dreams are all we have left.
Sorry GBRGB, accidentally left Townsville and Darwin off my list!
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
In the case of each of the cities you mentioned and any possible NZ pairings, you’d be aware that current generation narrow bodies already have the range to service NZ. Indeed, most flights to NZ from the east coast are on the 738 and have been for years.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
The A321LR will easily be seen wherever you find 757s across the Atlantic and around the Americas. Maybe also some longer intra asia routes with LCCs but unlikely to see any around Australia. AirNZ would've been a good fit for some of their pacific island routes but they've already committed to the standard A321.
Can Air NZ and Jetstar change their current A320 and A321 orders to A321LRs?
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 525
Singapore Canberra on a A321LR may be possible at a stretch, but certainly not with a current 737.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 21 Jan 2016
Total posts 28
The A321LR is more suited between Asia and Australia and Australia and South Pacific Islands, Australia trans continental west-east services. Since Qantas and Virgin Australia are Boeing orientated, most likely Jetstar would use the A321LR. Despite Air NZ ordering 4 A321neo's, at this stage there is no plans to use A321LR for their short haul international services.
A321LR is Airbus move to B757 market, that Boeing has left when they stopped production of the B757. The A321LR will be used by carriers in the Northern Hemisphere especially of the trans Atlantic routes, Europe/Africa routes, Pan American routes, Asian and trans continental east-west routes in North America. LLC are keen in using the A321LR's to their services to medium haul international services.
Member since 08 May 2017
Total posts 9
Time to indulge some salacious gossip. It was tweeted today by Alex Macheras as well know aviation journalist and retweeted by Leeham news:
Member since 02 Jan 2014
Total posts 1
Qantas should replace the ageing 737ng with the A320neo line up for both domestic and thin international routes. The A321LR is a true game changer that could open up new International destinations for QF.
It has been confirmed in the midyear results by QANTAS that Jetstar is taking 18 A321 NEO LR from calendar 2020 to be used on existing Melbourne and Sydney routes to Bali to free up the 787's for other opportunities.
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