Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has swapped two of its existing Airbus A321neo long range (LR) orders, which were ordered alongside one Airbus A320neo aircraft, for three standard Airbus A321neo jets.
According to the airline’s stock filing dated February 1, 2022, ANA currently has 15 Airbus A320neo and three Airbus A321neo aircraft on order. All planes are expected to be delivered by 2026.
“The changes in the purchase of these aircraft are being implemented to enable the Company’s medium-to-long term business plan to be executed in a stable manner,” according to the statement.
Compared to the standard Airbus A321neo, the Airbus A321neo LR aircraft provides extended range, capable of flying routes of up to 4,000 nautical miles (7,408 kilometers) with 206 passengers by utilizing extra fuel in three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs).
Japan’s second largest airline currently has a total of 214 aircraft in its fleet, according to Planespotters.net. The airline’s fleet comprises 77 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 39 Boeing 737s, 31 Boeing 777s, 27 Boeing 767s, 26 Airbus A321s, 11 Airbus A320s, and three Airbus A380 aircraft.