Air Berlin today received its 50th Airbus A320-Family aircraft during the International Airshow in Berlin, Germany. The jubilee aircraft is an Airbus A320 equipped with a comfortable single-class layout seating 174 passengers. Air Berlinâ€™s aircraft are powered by CFM engines.
In November 2004 Air Berlin placed an order for 60 A320-Family aircraft and is currently operating a fleet between leased and directly purchased A319s, A320s and A321s.
â€œWe got to know the A320 as a reliable and efficient aircraft. It is an aircraft our passengers like very muchâ€, said Joachim Hunold, CEO of Air Berlin
â€œWe are very proud that our A320-Family aircraft are supporting Air Berlinâ€™s expansion strategy. The A320-Family is the most modern and most efficient single-aisle family, offering unique operational efficiency and lowest operating costsâ€, said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO. â€œThe 50th delivery to Air Berlin during the 100th anniversary of the ILA Berlin International Airshow underlines the trustful relationship between Air Berlin and Airbus.â€
The A320-Family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321. It offers a seat capacity between 107 and 220 seats and is recognised as the benchmark in each market segment. The state of the art cabin gives a measurable noise reduction vis-a-vis the competition, while also decreasing the weight of the aircraft and thus making it more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
Over 6,500 A320-Family aircraft have already been sold and around 4,300 delivered to some 310 customers and operators worldwide.