Now we continue with an analysis of the economics of the A220 compared to established long-range aircraft like the Airbus A330 and A321LR/XLR. Is a higher frequency A220 route competitive with an A330 or A31LR/XLR operated route? We also examine how Breeze air will operate its A220s on long-range routes.
By virtue of its size, the A330-300 has good economics when it can be filled to a high load factor.
The A321LR comes close in operating costs to the A330-300 on these types of routes.
The surprise is the competitiveness of the A220-300 on a route type it wasn't designed for.