Key figures

  Range 3 200 nm with Sharklets 5 950 km with Sharklets
Typical seating x 185
  Max payload 46 lb x 1 000 21.2 tonnes
A321 Wing span Wing span 117 ft 5 in with Sharklets 35.80 m with Sharklets
A321 Overall length Overall length 146 ft 0 in 44.51 m
A321 Height Height 38 ft 7 in 11.76 m


Overall length 146 ft 0 in 44.51 m
Cabin length 113 ft 0 in 34.44 m
Fuselage width 13 ft 0 in 3.95 m
Max cabin width 12 ft 1 in 3.70 m
Wing span (geometric) 117 ft 5 in with Sharklets 35.80 m with Sharklets
Height 38 ft 7 in 11.76 m
Track 24 ft 11 in 7.59 m
Wheelbase 55 ft 48 in 16.91 m

Stretched fuselage

The A320 Family’s longest-fuselage member, the A321, offers the best seat-mile costs of any single-aisle aircraft – with passenger capacities comparable to that of a widebody jetliner.  
This stretched-fuselage aircraft has an overall length of 44.51 metres, providing ample room to comfortably accommodate 185 travellers – or up to 236 in a high-density layout.


Typical seating 185
Max 236
LD3 capacity underfloor 10 LD3-45W 10 LD3-45W
Max pallet number underfloor 10 10
Bulk hold volume 208 ft³ 5.90 m³
Total volume (Bulk loading) 1828 ft³ 51.70 m³


Range 3 200 nm with Sharklets 5 950 km with Sharklets
Mmo M0.82
Max ramp weight 197.1 (207.0) lb x 1000 89.4 (93.9) tonnes
Max take-off weight 196.2 (206.1) lb x 1000 89.0 (93.5) tonnes
Max landing weight 166.4 (171.5) lb x 1000 75.5 (77.8) tonnes
Max zero fuel weight 157.6 (162.7) lb x 1000 71.5 (73.8) tonnes
Max fuel capacity 6 350 (7 935) USG 24 050 (30 030) litres

Engines x2

V2500-A5 V2500-A5
CFM56-5B CFM56-5B
Thrust range 27 000 (33 000) lb slst 120 (148) kN
Aircraft weights and capabilities shown are the highest values
Ranges shown are for typical passenger load

More space, more options, same standard of excellence

The Airbus A321 in flight, equipped with IAE engines and Sharklets.

As the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A320 Family, the most successful aircraft family of all time, the A321’s cabin offers passengers even more space in which to relax and enjoy the flight. Capable of comfortably seating anything from a typical 185 passengers in a standard two-class cabin to 220 travellers in a more high-density layout, the A321 continues to define the meaning of single-aisle comfort. 

Like every member of the A320 Family, it possesses a wider cabin than any of its competitors; allowing it to offer wider 18-inch wide seats giving passengers a more comfortable flight. It also offers a wider aisle and plenty of overhead storage space to help passengers board and disembark with minimum fuss, as well as giving cabin crew more space to work. 

Benefitting from a cockpit commonality that reduces training and maintenance costs, the A321 also features Airbus’ revolutionary digital fly-by-wire control system. Pilots certified to fly the A321 can fly any member of the A320 Family and thanks to the Cross-Crew-Qualification (CCQ) pilots can transition to other Airbus aircraft via training, saving time and reducing costs. With so many advantages for pilots, crew, airlines and passengers it’s easy to see why the A321 is such an important part of this best-selling aircraft family. 

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