Airbus on April 20, 2017 delivered the first-ever A321neo to Virgin America now owned by the Alaska Airlines Group. The pictured A321-253N N921VA (msn 7589) was delivered in full Virgin America colors.
The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to the all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.
Virgin America currently operates a fleet of 63 Airbus A320 family aircraft comprised of A319ceo and A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM’s CFM56-5B engines.
Virgin America has announced it will introduce its first Airbus A321neo on the San Francisco - Washington (Reagan National) route with daily service starting on May 31, 2017.
The second route will be San Francisco - New York (JFK) commencing on June 14, 2017 per Airline Route.