To what extent can the A321XLR replace the Boeing 757, Part 2

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By Bjorn Fehrm

July 4, 2024, © Leeham News: We are comparing the Airbus A321XLR to the Boeing 757 to understand to what extent it can replace the 757 on the longer routes it operates for major airlines like United, American, and Delta.

After Boeing didn’t do the obvious 757 replacement, the NMA and Airbus gradually eked out more range and seats on the A321; the A321LR/XLR is the only game in town to replace the 757, especially as the Boeing 737-10 availability continuously slips to the right.

  • The A321LR/XLR has the same passenger capacity as the 757-200.
  • The 757-200 has the range of the A321LR but can’t match the A321XLR.

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