Germania takes delivery of the first new Airbus A319
S.A.T., the holding of the Berlin-based German carrier Germania, has taken delivery of its first of five directly purchased A319s.
The order is part of the airline’s fleet rollover to Airbus A319s, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2013. The carrier will fly the A319s to their 30 destinations in Germany, Europe, around the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
“We are delighted to be taking delivery of our first brand-new Airbus A319 here in Hamburg. This delivery starts a new era in our fleet planning. The A319 will enable us to operate a large number of different routes in a particularly economic and flexible way — both for charter flights and scheduled flights,” said Axel Trampnau, Chief Executive Officer of Germania.
The airline has chosen a single class cabin layout for 150 passengers. The cabin will be equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, containing video screens and in-seat audio channels. Germania’s A319s will be powered by CFM engines.