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Aigle Azur Orders New A319 from Airbus

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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 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.

The airline 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.

"This first acquisition of an all-new aircraft is fully in line with our policy of continuous fleet modernization, which addresses the needs to satisfy our customers, the respect for the environment, the reliability of operations and the reduction of maintenance costs" said Arezki Idjerouidene, President of Aigle Azur and GoFast Group. 

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