Airbus has delivered the first of two A321 aircraft to SAT, the holding company of the Berlin-based carrier Germania.

Germania’s new A321 will operate exclusively for Alltours, a travel agency in Germany, and features a spacious single class cabin design to accommodate 208 passengers.

The cabin will feature a latest entertainment system, comprising video screens and in-seat audio channels.

Powered by CFM engines, both aircraft are equipped with Sharklets, Airbus’s wing-tip fuel saving devices that made light-weight composites and are 2.4m tall.

Sharklets offer up to 4% fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors, while providing the flexibility of either adding an additional 100nm range or increased payload capability of nearly 450kg.

Germania chief executive officer Andreas Wobig said: "With 208 seats, the aircraft capacity is one third higher than the jets we currently operate. This means that in the future, charter and scheduled flights on particularly popular routes can be operated even more economically.

"We are delighted with our A321s as they are especially fuel-efficient and make an important contribution to climate protection."

Germania currently operates eight A319 aircraft.

More than 10,000 A320 family aircraft have been ordered to date, and more than 5,800 have been delivered to 390 customers and operators worldwide.

Image: Germania’s A321 are equipped with Sharklets, Airbus’s wing-tip fuel saving devices. Photo: courtesy of Airbus SAS.

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