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02/06/2008
KD Avia orders 25 A319

KD Avia, a Russian airline, has placed a commitment with Airbus for the purchase of 25 A319s, thus becoming a new Airbus customer. The agreement was signed at the International Berlin Airshow taking place from 27th May to 1st June.
KD Avia’s A319s will feature a spacious and comfortable cabin layout. The aircraft will be operated on the airline’s extended network of domestic and international routes out of its Kaliningrad hub. The choice of engines has not yet been made.
“We are glad to have selected the Airbus A319 for our medium range fleet expansion. This aircraft meets all our requirements in terms of fuel efficiency and passenger comfort and is the best solution for us”, said Sergey Grishchenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KD Avia. “The A319 will contribute to the strengthening of Kaliningrad’s position as an important Russian transit hub and at the same time will enable us to further develop our route network.”
\I am delighted to welcome KD Avia as a new customer for the A320 Family in Russia”, said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320 Family is undoubtedly the world’s favourite single-aisle aircraft which features the highest passenger appeal combined with the lowest operating costs and lowest fuel burn, making it extremely eco-efficient. We look forward to a long-term partnership with KD Avia. \



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