Chilean low-carrier Sky has ordered 10 Airbus A321XLRS and arranged a training partnership with the airframer.

“This new aircraft fleet will allow us to expand our offer of international and wide-ranging routes,” states Sky chief executive Holger Paulmann.

Sky A321XLR

Source: Airbus

An artist’s impression of an A321XLR in the colours of Chilean carrier Sky

Airbus says that the Santiago-based carrier currently serves destinations in Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay.

Cirium fleets data shows the airline has 10 CFM International CFM56-5B-powered A319s – one in storage – and 14 Leap-1A-powered A320neos.

Another four A320neos are on order.

Airbus will establish in Chile a training centre with an A320 full-flight simulator.

Sky will become launch customer of the site for pilot training, the airframer says.