S.A.T., the holding company of Berlin based airline Germania, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for five Airbus A319s. Germania will thus become a new Airbus operator and plans to start a complete fleet rollover to eco-efficient Airbus A319s. Deliveries of the aircraft will commence from April 2011 onwards. Germania will fly the A319s to their 30 destinations in Germany, Europe, around the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
Germania has chosen a spacious single class cabin layout for 150 passengers, offering even more comfort and more space for their passengers. The cabin will be equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, containing video screens and in-seat audio channels. Germaniaâ€™s A319s will be powered by CFM engines.
â€œThe 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 environmentâ€, said Axel Trampnau, Chief Executive Officer of Germania.
â€œWe are delighted by S.A.T.â€™s and Germaniaâ€™s decision to make the Airbus A319 the reference aircraft of Germaniaâ€™s fleetâ€, said Tom Enders, President and CEO of Airbus. â€œIt clearly underlines the leading market position of the A320 Family in each customer segment. Airlines profit from its unique efficiency and reliability.â€
Airbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings.