It’s a bittersweet feeling presenting this edition: The former Germania Airbus A319-100 with registration D-ASTZ is now part of the Aviationtag fleet.
In March 2007, Airbus delivered the A319 with MSN 3019 to the Austrian airline Niki, where it was christened “Tango” and registered as OE-LEK. It was stationed in Vienna for a period of four years before Germania took ownership of the aircraft on 1 April 2011, registering it as D-ASTZ.
In February 2019, Germania had to file for bankruptcy and talks with potential investors failed, too, leaving another German carrier to meet the same fate as Air Berlin and vanish from the skies.
D-ASTZ was transferred to Wales in July and recycled there in 2020. With our Germania Edition, Aviationtag is proud to have been able to preserve a piece of German aviation history.
Airbus A319: The Airbus A319 is the second jet – chronologically speaking – in the well-known A320 family. Official work on the aircraft commenced on June 10, 1993 and its maiden flight soon followed on August 25, 1995 from Hamburg – Finkenwerder. With its fuselage length of almost 34 m, the A319 is about 3.8 m shorter than the basic A320 model, but still offers top of the range passenger comfort. With its flexible and generous seat width and extra-wide aisle, it sets new standards for passenger cabin flexibility in this segment.