On 26 October, Air Transat started to operate the longest ever Airbus A321LR (long-range) commercial flight. The flight, covering 7,600 km between Montreal, Canada and Athens, Greece took eight hours and 20 minutes (scheduled nine hours and 5 minutes). Remarkable: it’s a single-aisle aircraft.
The Airbus A321LR (registered C-GOIO) was delivered to Air Transat only four months ago (July 2020). C-GOIO was assembled in Hamburg, Germany and is configured with 12 premium economy seats and 187 regular economy seats.
However, on the return flight, the aircraft made a technical stop at Paris CDG.
With a record 7,600km flight between Montreal 🇨🇦 & Athens 🇬🇷, the #A321LR has lived up to its name like never before.
⬇️Here is the unrivalled long-range route opener offering true transatlantic capabilities w/ a single aisle aircraft. pic.twitter.com/wC3Obv5nEW
— Airbus (@Airbus) October 26, 2020