SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Award-winning luxury tour operator TCS World Travel today unveils plans for the launch of a brand new, custom Airbus A321LR to transport guests to life-list destinations around the world. The new TCS jet will take to the skies in 2021.
As pioneers in creating and developing private jet expeditions, TCS World Travel has continuously developed and advanced the category over the last 25 years. This new, state-of-the-art aircraft is the next step forward as the visionary company continues to innovate new ways to explore the world.
“This is a momentous occasion for TCS World Travel as we develop and design a new jet guided by guest-centric and research-informed insights,” said TCS World Travel President Shelley Cline. “We have always put our guests at the center of what we do, and are thrilled to take that a step further by turning their wish lists into a physical product. We look forward to continuing to evolve our journeys, products and services to meet and exceed the needs of our guests.”
The interior design of the jet was created to evoke a calming oasis, based on guest feedback about what was most important to them while traveling. Research with past guests revealed that they came to view the jet as a home away from home between destinations, so the new jet was designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.
Guests aboard the new Airbus A321LR will experience an inviting space, with soothing design elements that elicit feelings of tranquility and serenity, including organic wave patterns and natural elements throughout such as wood-effect floors, stone countertops, textured wall finishes and soft goods. Thoughtful, luxurious finishes elevate the interior of the cabin and include chrome detailing, custom-designed seatback stitching, pearlescent leather piping detail on the seats, leather-wrapped arm rests, ample storage areas and custom mood-lighting in warm hues. Subtle touches of globally-inspired elements are sprinkled throughout – from the geometric patterns on the cabin walls to the culturally-influenced blankets and pillows – to pay homage to the far-off destinations to which guests will travel.
TCS World Travel’s guests are accustomed to the best, and the Airbus A321LR goes above and beyond those expectations for each guest. With the largest cabin by height and width of any single-aisle aircraft, the new jet will provide guests 6 feet 5 inches of personal space in the 52-seat configuration as they recline in custom leather flat-bed seats crafted in Italy. Extra-large lavatories with full-length mirrors add to the home-like feel of the aircraft. Two galleys on the plane will allow the best-in-class flight crew to more efficiently serve guests. In addition, a dedicated space for a self-serve minibar is available for guests wishing to grab a quick snack or enjoy a drink like they could in their home kitchens. Global WiFi where available, in-flight entertainment and an onboard lecture system give guests a variety of options for relaxation and enrichment.
EFFICIENCY and RANGE
With state-of-the-art NEO engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets, the new aircraft burns 20% less fuel than the current Boeing 757, decreasing the company’s future carbon footprint, which TCS will continue to counterbalance via highly-vetted carbon offset purchases. The new plane’s extended range of eight to nine hours (approximately 4,000 miles) also allows flexibility to cover large distances without refueling, making it possible to minimize travel time between destinations. In addition, the A321LR is nimble enough to land in smaller, more remote airports, allowing TCS to take guests to new and noteworthy destinations around the world.
Featuring 18 staff and crew, including a physician who travels with the group, TCS ensures that guests aboard the new jet will continually receive the top-tier service that they have come to expect from the industry-leading luxury tour operator.
The plane will be launching in 2021. For more information on TCS World Travel, please visit TCSWorldTravel.com.
About TCS World Travel
TCS World Travel leads the industry in private jet journeys with the experience and knowledge built from developing hundreds of trips for 25 years. The company excels at providing unparalleled local access and exclusive activities tailored to any travel style. Circle the globe or take a dive deep into a region on a luxury private jet expedition or embark on a luxury custom journey created especially for you to any destination in the world. For more information, visit www.tcsworldtravel.com or find TCS World Travel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.