Discover more about the Airbus A321, including technical specifications, features and which airlines use the Airbus A321
The Airbus A321 is a short- to medium-range, narrow-body (single aisle), commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliner. It was the first derivative of the Airbus A320 family and remains the best-selling aircraft of the family, providing passengers with the widest cabin than competitors -allowing it to offer wider seats for extra comfort.
The Airbus A321 entered service in 1994 with Lufthansa. As of agosto 2019, 1,959 Airbus A321 aircraft have been delivered, with 1,932 currently in service. The largest operators of the A321 are American Airlines, with 225 craft in their fleet, and China Southern Airlines, with125 A321 in their fleet.
The Airbus A321neo
In diciembre 2010, Airbus announced a new generation of the A320 family: the A320neo. The A321 variant, the A321neo, has been designed and built to be more efficient - delivering fuel savings of up to 15%. The A321neo carries up to 236 passengers, with optimised cabin space and configurations.
|Range||5,930 km||7,410 km|
|Length||44.51 m||44.51 m|
|Wing Span||35.80 m||35.80 m|
|Speed||450-473 kn; 833-876 km/h||450-473 kn; 833-876 km/h|
The onboard experience will depend on the airline you are flying with. American carriers tend to employ a better onboard product on the 321's than European carriers, which tend to prioritise capacity. Check out JetBlue's premium 'Mint' offering, which features lie-flat seats, sleek interiors and tons of free entertainment.
The A321 has a wider cabin than its competitors, meaning passengers can enjoy up to 18-inch wide seats.
The extra width of the cabin also means a wider aisle, making is easier for both passengers and flight attendants to walk up the aisle, and enables passengers to stretch and move about comfortably.
The greater width of the cabin also means more overhead storage, allowing passengers board and disembark with maximum ease.
|Air Lease Corp||1|
|Air New Zealand||7|
|Transat de aire||4||2|
|Avianca costa rica||2|
|Avianca El Salvador||1|
|Beijing Capital Airlines||19|
|Cambodia Angkor Air||1|
|Aerolíneas del este de China||77|
|China Southern Airlines||99|
|Danish Air Transport||1|
|Delta Air Lines||93|
|Aerolíneas de frontera||21|
|Hong Kong Express||11|
|LATAM Airlines Brasil||31|
|Long Jiang Airlines||2|
|Red Wings Airlines||10|
|Royal Jordan Airlines||2|
|Smart Lynx Airlines||8|
|Sri Lankan Airlines||2||4|
|Swiss International Air Lines||6||3|
|Toque aire portugal||4||9|
|Aire tailandés vietjet||3|
|Líneas aéreas de vietnam||56||13|
|Wizz Air Hungary||34||6|
|Wizz Air UK||7|
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The A321 was launced just a year after the A320, which rocketed the company into a household name. The A320 has a better range, however the A321 can fit more passengers, so it depends on the priority and needs of the airline. There have been a total of 4,704 deliveries of the A320, compared to 1,718 total deliveries of the A321.
The A321 is a narrow-body aircraft, meaning it has a single aisle. The seating configuration will depend on the airline as well as the Class. Standard Economy is usually configured in a 3-3 formation.