Sunclass Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo

A Sunclass Airlines A321neo landing.
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Danish leisure airline Sunclass has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft as part of its strategy to further improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

The aircraft was delivered from the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. By deploying the A330neo and A321neo in parallel, Sunclass Airlines is set to transition into an all-Airbus operator, capitalizing on the manufacturer’s distinctive commonality.

The integration of the A321neo into its fleet marks a substantial leap forward in offering Sunclass customers an enriched, spacious, and comfortable cabin experience.

Airbus A321neo

The Airbus A321neo, the extended-fuselage member of the renowned A320 Family, boasts the capacity to accommodate up to 244 passengers over distances of up to 4,700nm/8,700km.

Beyond its impressive range, the A321neo distinguishes itself with the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, ensuring a superior in-flight environment.

The A320neo Family, including the A321neo, leads the aviation industry in fuel efficiency, with a remarkable 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.


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This exceptional performance is further complemented by a notable 50 percent reduction in noise compared to earlier aircraft generations.

These advancements are a result of cutting-edge technologies, such as new generation engines and Sharklets, enhancing aerodynamics and overall performance.

Global Demand

As of November 2023, the A321neo has garnered an impressive 5,600 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

This resounding success underscores not only its popularity but also its capability to meet the diverse needs of airlines seeking to optimize their fleets for sustainability and passenger comfort.

About Sunclass Airlines

Sunclass Airlines is a Danish charter airline based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It operates flights from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland to various destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, and the Caribbean.

The airline is affiliated with Ving Group, a Nordic tour operator. Founded in 1994 as Premiair, the airline was rebranded as Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia in 2008 when Thomas Cook Group acquired it.

Following the collapse of Thomas Cook Group in 2019, the airline was acquired by Norwegian investor Petter Stordalen and Strawberry Group and rebranded as Sunclass Airlines in December 2019.

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