The Trend For Long, Thin Routes Accelerates

Chilean ULCC JetSMART believes the economics and range of the Airbus A321XLR will allow it to attract many first-time air travelers.
Credit: Airbus
A trend among airlines of phasing out four-engine widebody aircraft in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient two-engine aircraft, including even narrowbodies, has accelerated. With business travel and long-haul international flying expected to be the slowest to recover from the pandemic, airlines...

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