Air France and British Airways are the only two operators of the earliest variant of the A320 : the A320-100.
Actually, I should say "were" the operators as BA recently retired from service all its -100.
AF is still operating 13 of them. Except from the only "visible" difference (they have no winglets), they have a reduced payload and MTOW compared to the -200.
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3857 posts, RR: 34 Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4635 times:
The MTOW of the aircraft is a customer option. The aircraft may be physically identical but different operators use different MTOW. Higher MTOW cost more when you buy the aircraft, but the biggest reason is landing fees. Airport landing fees and parking charges are all set by MTOW.
For example on the A319, the MTOW is 75 tons, but on a BA A319 it is 64 tons.
The B757 MTOW is over 125 tons but on BA it is 99.7tons.
This can save a fortune on landing fees, but may occasionally mean a take off weight problem.