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|Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:13 pm Post subject: A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets
|A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets
As the Paris Air Show comes to an end, there was the usual buzz around orders, options, firm commitment, intent and repeat orders. Amidst all this, Airbus announced the launch of A321XLR which also clocked orders at the air show.
I have been a keen follower of “thin markets” and this has led to me study the regional jets at one end of the spectrum and the B787 on the other end. The aircraft which enable opening up of new routes or help reduce costs on existing routes for an airline can go great lengths in improving profitability of an airline. Should the network be built around the aircraft you have or should you look for an aircraft which supports your network plan is an unending debate and best had in person.
Sometimes, the thin markets are a gold mine, other times – a disaster and the A321XLR is another aircraft which can support “thin markets” effectively.