Flying further

SINGLE-AISLE narrowbody airliners able to fly long haul are not new. Boeing 757s have plied routes across the North Atlantic for years, the big US network carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines all using the type in the transatlantic market.

Flynas is among the launch customers for the A321XLR.

The 757 fits nicely into these airlines’ fleets by off ering a costeff ective way to serve so-called ‘thin’ routes from major hubs to secondary destinations that don’t have the passenger numbers to justify putting a larger twin-aisle widebody on them.

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