American Airlines will acquire 50 Airbus A321XLRs, adding 20 new aircraft to an order of 30 A321neos that have been converted to the new long-range narrowbody. The airline plans to take eight aircraft in 2023, 22 in 2024 and 20 in 2025, and is likely to use them throughout its network on a variety of routes. “Adding in some A321XLRs will give us opportunities to do things we haven’t done in the past,” American Airlines president Robert Isom said on an internal podcast. ...

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