Aigle Azur orders its first brand new Airbus A319
The French private airline Aigle Azur has placed a firm order with Airbus for one new A319 aircraft. This is the first time the airline has purchased an aircraft directly from Airbus.
The new A319 will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout and will be powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International.
Aigle Azur currently operates a fleet of ten A320 Family aircraft, comprising three A319s, three A320s and four A321s. Aigle Azur flies from several cities in France to various destinations including Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Portugal and Tunisia.
Founded in 1946, Aigle Azur is the oldest private French airline. The company became an Airbus operator in 2003 and has operated an all-Airbus fleet since 2005.
Another 1 aircraft order by an airline makes headline at the airshow. Another airline ZestAir announced today announced an order of one A320.
This announcement has also killed the speculation of an order for A330.