S.A.T., the holding company of Berlin based airline Germania, has firmed up a previously signed memorandum of understanding for five Airbus A319s into a firm order.
Germania will thus become a new Airbus operator and will start a complete fleet roll-over to Airbus A319s. Deliveries of the aircraft will start in 2011. Germania will fly the A319s to its 30 destinations in Germany, Europe, around the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
The German airline has chosen a single-class cabin layout seating 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 CFM56-5B engines.
“The A319 is indeed the most popular aircraft in its segment. Germania and its customers will profit from its proven efficiency and its enormous flexibility for charter and schedules routes. With the modern and eco-efficient A319s we will also provide an important contribution to reducing the impact on environment,” says Axel Trampnau, Chief Executive Officer of Germania.
“A complete fleet renewal is a major step. We are very delighted by S.A.T.’s and Germania’s decision to make the Airbus A319 the reference aircraft of their future fleet,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO at Airbus.