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Armavia Takes Delivery of First New A319

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The Armenia flag carrier, Armavia, has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A319. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline's Airbus fleet to five aircraft.

Armavia's new A319 is powered by CFM International CFM56 engines and can accommodate 134 passengers in a two-class cabin layout.

 The airline plans to operate this aircraft on international routes such as to Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg, Zurich, Berlin, Athens, Kiev, Odessa, Simferopol and Dubai.

"The acquisition of Airbus aircraft has become a heart-warming tradition for Armenia and in particular for its national carrier, Armavia," said Mikhail Bagdasarov, President of Armavia.

Armavia, the national flag carrier of Armenia, was founded in 1996. Since 2005, Armavia fully belongs to the private entity MIKA Trading Co. Armavia was the first airline in the CIS region to operate A320 Family aircraft, from 2002. Today, the airline operates two A319s and two A320s, flying to numerous destinations in the CIS, Europe and Asia.

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