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Sixth Airbus A321LR arrives at Air Astana

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 07:28
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The Airbus A321LR fleet operates across the airline’s international network, with destinations including Dubai, Frankfurt, London (from September 2021), Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) and Podgorica (Montenegro).

Air Astana’s sixth new Airbus A321LR arrived at Nur- Sultan International Airport directly from the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany today. The entire Airbus A321LR fleet is leased from Air Lease Corporation, with the first aircraft arriving in September 2019 and one more of the type is due for delivery before the end of 2021.

The Airbus A321LR is equipped with the latest generation Pratt & Whitney engines, which reduce fuel consumption by 20%, maintenance costs by 5%, carbon emissions by 20% and noise levels by 50% compared with the previous generation of aircraft. The cabin is configured with 16 lie-flat seats in Business class and 150 seats in Economy class, with all seats equipped with individual screens.

The Airbus A321LR fleet operates across the airline’s international network, with destinations including Dubai, Frankfurt, London (from September 2021), Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) and Podgorica (Montenegro).

The Air Astana group operates a fleet of 35 aircraft comprising 15 Airbus A320/A320neo, 12 Airbus A321/A321neo/A321LR, three Boeing 767 and five Embraer E190-E2, with the total including nine A320 and one A320 neo with LCC division, FlyArystan.  The average age of Air Astana’s fleet is only three years, making it one of the youngest in the world.

A321LR’s ultimate ‘throne seat’

The Airbus A321LR brings a new high level of cabin comfort for Air Astana passengers, configured in an extremely spacious 166-seat layout – 150 in the economy and 16 in business class. The A321LR business class cabin features Thompson Vantage lie-flat seats that extend to 78 inches and 16-inch personalised IFE screens.   Economy seats, designed by Recaro, offer a generous 33 inch seat pitch, 18 inch in width, fitted with 10 inch IFE seatback screens. 
 
The cabin’s layout comprises five rows in a 2-2 and 1-1 configuration including the introduction of the ‘jewel in the crown’ throne seat. 

Ideal for passengers travelling on their own, these unique seats are located in rows two and four, offering the ultimate in isolation.  Overall, the A321LR’s cabin has attractive mood lighting and benefits from enhanced storage space and increased headspace owing to its curved design. 

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Theodore Koumelis

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