Aircraft weights and capabilities shown are the highest values. Ranges shown are for typical passenger load.
The A320 Family’s longest-fuselage member, the A321, offers the best seat-mile costs of any single-aisle aircraft – with passenger capacities comparable to that of a widebody jetliner. This stretched-fuselage aircraft has an overall length of 44.51 metres, providing ample room to comfortably accommodate 185 travellers – or up to 236 in a high-density layout.
As the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A320 Family, the most successful aircraft family of all time, the A321’s cabin offers passengers even more space in which to relax and enjoy the flight. Capable of comfortably seating anything from a typical 185 passengers in a standard two-class cabin to 220 travellers in a more high-density layout, the A321 continues to define the meaning of single-aisle comfort.
Like every member of the A320 Family, it possesses a wider cabin than any of its competitors; allowing it to offer wider 18-inch wide seats giving passengers a more comfortable flight. It also offers a wider aisle and plenty of overhead storage space to help passengers board and disembark with minimum fuss, as well as giving cabin crew more space to work.
Benefitting from a cockpit commonality that reduces training and maintenance costs, the A321 also features Airbus’ revolutionary digital fly-by-wire control system. Pilots certified to fly the A321 can fly any member of the A320 Family and thanks to the Cross-Crew-Qualification (CCQ) pilots can transition to other Airbus aircraft via training, saving time and reducing costs. With so many advantages for pilots, crew, airlines and passengers it’s easy to see why the A321 is such an important part of this best-selling aircraft family.