Business aviation specialist PrivatAir has selected the A319 Long-Range for
the nonstop, scheduled, international transatlantic service that it will operate
on behalf of Lufthansa.
PrivatAir will take delivery of the first of two new A319LRs in May, when it
will begin nonstop business-class only flights from Dusseldorf,
Germany to Newark (New York, US). The second A319LR will be delivered in June, when it will start
nonstop flights from Dusseldorf to Chicago. Both are new aircraft being leased by PrivatAir from CIT Aerospace.
''With over 25 years of experience in the business, we know what to look for
in a business jet, and the A319LR is going to be a tremendous aircraft for the
Lufthansa business travellers that we will be flying, '' says PrivatAir CEO
Greg Thomas. ''Premium passengers want the best in comfort and service,
and the A319LR is going to play a key role in helping us to deliver exactly
Each A319LR will seat 48 passengers in a generous four-abreast business
class at 60 in-pitch, allowing PrivatAir to offer an exclusive premium service,
and each will be powered by IAE V2500 engines.
''When you have a modern and flexible aircraft family, there are always new
opportunities opening up, as PrivatAir is showing with the A319LR,'' says
Airbus President and CEO NoŽl Forgeard. ''And when the companies pursuing them are as well respected in their fields as PrivatAir and
Lufthansa, you know that they are going to be successful.''
Derived from the popular A319 airliner, the A319LR has a number of Airbus
Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) features, such as up to four additional centre tanks
in its cargo hold, for intercontinental range.
With both European JAA and American FAA approval, the A319LR and ACJ
are the only business jets certificated for public transport on both sides of