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PrivatAir receives its first Airbus A319

22 April 2003 Press Release

Business aviation specialist PrivatAir has received its first Airbus A319 at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first Airbus aircraft in PrivatAir's fleet, making the airline a new Airbus operator. The aircraft delivered now is the first of four A320 Family aircraft tha...

Thomas Cook Airlines receives first new A320 for its UK fleet

16 April 2003 Press Release

Thomas Cook Airlines took delivery today of the first new Airbus A320 that has been purchased for its UK fleet. This A320 will be operated from London Gatwick and Manchester airports, and will serve holiday destinations around the Mediterranean. The aircraft joins a fleet of 23 Airbus A320s aircraft...

Airbus fleet changes at US Airways to boost airline's strength

7 April 2003 Press Release

Following US Airways' successful emergence from bankruptcy protection (March 31, 2003) and months of coordination between customer and manufacturer, Airbus has worked with the airline to complete a restructuring plan to assist the Arlington, Virginia carrier in best accommodating the current in...

Avion Capital: a new financing tool for Airbus

4 April 2003 Press Release

Airbus, CIT Group Inc., Crédit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) announce the creation of Avion Capital Limited. This new joint venture company will provide, on a non-exclusive basis, financing, in the form of finance leases or long term loans, at market rates for Airb...

Iberia increases A340-600 order

2 April 2003 Press Release

Iberia has signed a contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 12 A340-600s (five firm and seven options), bringing to 15 its acquisition of Airbus' latest and largest airliner to date. This confirms a decision announced by the Spanish flag carrier at the end of January, following a long and i...

Egyptair orders seven A330-200s from Airbus

1 April 2003 Press Release

Egyptair has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven A330-200s, the unquestioned leader in its category. This is the first A330 acquisition by Egyptair which already operates a large Airbus fleet. Deliveries for the aircraft are scheduled to begin in June 2004.

The Egyptian f...

Martinair receives first new Airbus A320 in the Netherlands

28 March 2003 Press Release

Dutch airline Martinair received its first Airbus A320 today, becoming the first operator of new A320s in the Netherlands. The aircraft are leased from Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) and will allow the airline to further expand its international network into holiday destinations around...

Aircalin signs Airbus A320 deal

25 March 2003 Press Release

Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) has signed a contract with Airbus for an A320, becoming a new customer for the type. It will receive the A320 in early 2004, and plans to use it on flights from New Caledonia to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, including Wallis and Futuna.


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PrivatAir selects A319 long-range for Lufthansa flights

19 March 2003 Press Release

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, becoming another launch customer for this new way of using the aircraft.



PrivatAir will take delivery of the f...

Garuda Indonesia receives Airbus operational reliability award

18 March 2003 Press Release

Garuda Indonesia received an Airbus award for operational reliability for its fleet of A330 aircraft at an official ceremony in Jakarta today. The airline currently operates a fleet of six A330 aircraft, which are deployed on the carrier?s regional network. The first A330 was delivered to Garuda Ind...

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