Qatar Airways has announced it will convert 10 out of the 50 Airbus A321neos on order to the A321LR  variant. The Airbus A321neo LR has a longer range than the A321neo (“LR” stands for “Long Range”). It can fly up to 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km) against 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 km) for the regular A321neo.

The A321neo LR, which was approved by the EASA and FAA for long range operations in October 2018, can carry 206 passengers in a two-class configuration, and 244 passengers in a single class configuration, and boasts a  3.5 tonne maximum takeoff weight increase compared to the A321neo.

Commenting on the announcement, Qatar Airways‘s CEO Akbar Al Baker said:

“We have reassessed the requirements of our fleet and determined that the A321LR will bring the additional capability and range to our existing portfolio of aircraft types that we require to successfully support our global route expansion. Based on this analysis we have agreed with Airbus that we will convert 10 of our 50 A321neo on order to the longer range A321LR”

Qatar Airways expects to receive its first regular A321neo this year, and will start receiving its Airbus A321neo LR next year.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Sign up for our free newsletter

Get the latest news and exclusive content directly in your inbox. It's FREE. No spams.

You May Also Like
Cathay Pacific Qatar Airways commitment

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has full confidence in Cathay Pacific, eyes bigger stake

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has reiterated its full confidence in…
Qatar Airways flights to Mogadishu

Qatar Airways now offers flights to Mogadishu, Somalia

Qatar Airways’ flight QR1459 was the airline’s first flight to Mogadishu, Somalia.…
cathay pacific business class hong kong lounge front desk entrancce

Cathay Pacific Pier Lounge Review: What You Get at Cathay Pacific Business Lounge

I had heard that the Cathay Pacific Business Lounge, The Pier, was…

Great News for Qatar at TravelPlus Airline Amenity Awards

Qatar Airways is well known for a superior onboard customer experience, so…