An Airbus A321LR belonging to TAP Air Portugal operated the longest flight of an A321LR aircraft.
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An Airbus A321LR aircraft, registered with CS-TXA, took off from Maputo (Mozambique), at 08:59 local time and landed in Praia, at 19:06 local time, 10 hours and 8 minutes after takeoff. The flight was originally scheduled to land in Luanda, but continued on and landed in Praia.
The Airbus A321LR aircraft traveled a distance of 4.500 miles.
After this flight, the TAP spokesman said: "The TP9302 flight on March 29, operated by an Airbus A321LR CS-TXA aircraft, lasted 10:08 hours, becoming the longest flight ever recorded by one of the aircraft in the Airbus A321LR fleet. The flight took off from Maputo, Mozambique, at 08:59 and landed in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, at 19:06. This was a positioning flight, and the aircraft covered a distance of approximately 7200 km (4500 miles). "
This was the longest flight ever operated by an Airbus A321LR aircraft. The flight operated by TAP Air Portugal dethroned the flight operated by Azores Airlines from Lisbon to Bogota, which had a flight time of approximately 9 hours.