Germania Orders 25 Airbus A320neos
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Germania Group has placed a firm order for 25 Airbus A320neos. The contract was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow by Karsten Balke, CEO of Germania and S.A.T., and Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus.
Germania Group operates an Airbus fleet of ten A319s and five A321s to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from mainly German, Swiss and UK bases. Berlin-based Germania is also the charter service provider for Airbus’ double daily flights between its largest production sites in Toulouse and Hamburg.
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“We are delighted to continue our successful collaboration with Airbus within the framework of our fleet renewal programme. The order of 25 A320neo fitted with the newest engines from Pratt & Whitney provides a solid basis for Germania’s future business development. We are totally convinced by the technical innovations, as well as by the combination of comfort and economics provided by this aircraft,” said Karsten Balke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Germania.
“We are delighted that Germania Group has renewed its confidence in Airbus to further expand its Airbus fleet. By operating the A320neo, the airline will benefit from further fuel efficiency and latest cabin innovations with unmatched comfort for their passengers”, said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer.
The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. With more than 4,500 orders received from 82 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 12,600 orders since launch and more than 7,100 aircraft delivered to more than 320 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.
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