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Aigle Azur Takes Delivery of New Airbus A319

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The French private airline Aigle Azur has taken delivery of its first directly purchased brand new Airbus A319. The new aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines, joins Aigle Azur's fleet of ten A320 Family aircraft, comprising three A319s, three A320s and four A321s.

The new A319 has been fitted with a spacious two class cabin layout for 144 passengers.

Founded in 1946, Aigle Azur is the longest established private French airline. The company became an Airbus operator in 2003 and since 2005, Aigle Azur has operated an all Airbus fleet. Aigle Azur carries passengers to major tourist destinations in Southern Europe, the Mediterranean basin and Northern and Western Africa.

"The delivery of this brand new aircraft highlights our fleet upgrading strategy which enables us to offer our passengers the highest levels of comfort and services" said Arezki Idjerouidene, President of Aigle Azur. "With an all A320 Family fleet we benefit from savings in every element of direct operating costs and from the highest degree of operational commonality."

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