Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) has announced it has signed longterm commitments with AerCap for the delivery of ten A321neo(Long Range) jets. The tentative deal was first disclosed by the carrier's unions in January this year.

On twelve-year terms, the aircraft will deliver between spring 2019 and autumn 2020, and will replace the Canadian leisure specialist's fleet of nine A310-300s, which will be gradually retired.

"The A321neo LRs will perfectly complete our fleet of A330s and B737s,” said Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. “These aircraft are also an ideal solution for replacing our A310s."

Once in service, Air Transat plans to deploy the type on flights to both Caribbean and transatlantic destinations.

Aside from its A310s, Air Transat's fleet currently consists of eleven A330-200s, four A330-300s, one B737-700, and seven B737-800s.