Do you want to fly nearly 8,000 kilometers in an Airbus A321? SATA Azores Airlines did just that, breaking its own record for the longest distance flight with an A321LR.
On September 8, 2021, the flight, operated by the airplane registration CS-TSI, took off from Oakland, California (OAK) and arrived at Lajes Airport (TER), Terceira Island in the Azores.
The trip, at 7,874 kilometers nonstop, breaks the previous record of around 7,600 kilometers.
However, it was not as long as the other record trip, which Azores Airlines flew using the same aircraft in January 2021. It took 9 hours and 49 minutes to fly from Lisbon (LIS) in Portugal to Bogota (BOG) in Colombia.
According to Azores Airlines, the newest record-breaking flight in the aircraft, dubbed Inspire, took off at 2040 UTC and landed at 0600 UTC, totaling 9 hours and 20 minutes.
The achievement, according to the airline, “reinforces its fleet’s agility and adaptability to medium and long-haul trips.”