Hamburg International has signed a new firm order for a further two A319s last week while taking delivery of its first A319. The aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International, was handed over to the airline’s management team Christoph von Saldern, Norbert Grella and Klaus Schlichtmann at a ceremony held in Hamburg. The aircraft provides a comfortable single-class configuration for 150 passengers. As part of its fleet renewal programme, Hamburg International has ordered 16 A319s in total.
The independent charter airline intends to employ the A319s on routes to European cities as well as on dedicated international flights to Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft (12 A320s and three A319s). The aircraft will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout. Engine decision has not yet been announced.
TACA already successfully operates a fleet of 36 A320 Family aircraft (nine A319s, 23 A320s and four A321s) serving the whole American continent from Canada to Argentina and Chile.