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PICTURES: Arkia becomes first customer to receive Airbus A321LR

The first Airbus A321LR has been handed over to Arkia Israeli Airlines, making the Israeli carrier the launch operator for the latest and most-capable A321 variant to date.

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The Tel Aviv-based airline, which is majority-owned by Jordache Enterprises, received its first aircraft during a ceremony at Airbus’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant on 13 November.

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The CFM International Leap-1A powered aircraft is equipped with a one-class 220-seat layout, providing a range of around 3,300nm (6,100km). Depending on configuration, Airbus says the A321LR is capable of long-range operations of up to 4,000nm.

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