Airbus A319 Charter Flight Information
As a member of the world’s best-selling aircraft line, the Airbus A319 provides safe, reliable group charter flights for as many as 156 passengers. Like other members of the Airbus A320 series, this single-aisle business jet delivers a number of range and seating options that make it a versatile competitor in its class.
In its standard configuration, the A319 is ideally suited for 124 passengers in a two-class cabin arrangement. With the widest fuselage of any jet in its class, passengers will enjoy:
- Best-in-class comfort
- Generous seat width
- Wide aisle for easier cabin movement
There are two 98kN turbofan engine options for the A319: the CFM International CFM56-5As or International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A5s. They allow the aircraft to fly up to 3,750 nautical miles without a fuel stop, while achieving a standard cruise speed of 515 mph.
While Airbus launched the original A320 in 1988, the A319 didn’t reach the marketplace until 1996. In addition to a shortened fuselage and lighter overall weight, Airbus engineers outfitted the A319 with a number of key design improvements, including:
- Updated cabin style
- More overhead luggage storage
- Improved noise reduction technology
- Better cabin lighting
It’s features like these that have helped make the A319 the most popular member of the A320 series for group charter flights and corporate aviation. In fact, Airbus eventually unveiled a dedicated corporate jet version of the aircraft. Dubbed the ACJ319, this spacious business jet seats up to 39 passengers in complete comfort and offers a number of other performance enhancements.
With its extra fuel tanks, the ACJ319 can fly up to 6,000 nautical miles nonstop. Combined with the added comfort of a lower-density seating plan and a service ceiling of 41,000 feet, this business jet competes quite well with heavy jets such as:
- Boeing Business Jet
- Embraer Lineage 1000
- Gulfstream G650
- Global 6000
However, the standard Airbus A319 is exceedingly popular among commercial operators around the world, including:
- Air France
- Air Canada
- British Airways
To date, Airbus has delivered more than 1,400 Airbus A319s (all variations) to the market.
The commonality of the Airbus A320 series is a major benefit for pilots and charter operators. Each aircraft shares the same type rating and identical two-crew glass cockpit. As a result, it’s possible for pilots to transition between each one with minimal additional training.
If you’d like to learn more about the Airbus A319, contact a Stratos Jets air charter associate. Whether you require the standard 124-seat layout, or you prefer the additional cabin space afforded by the corporate jet configuration, we can help.
By discussing your travel needs with a Stratos agent, we will quickly determine which type of aircraft will provide the right features and capabilities. Once we have that information, we can quickly analyze market availability to source well-positioned aircraft capable of executing your intended flight plan.
Furthermore, before we recommend a charter operator, we conduct a thorough prescreening to ensure they meet our high standards for air charter safety. Using our Approved Vendor Program, we will verify an operator’s:
- Aircraft maintenance standards
- Pilot training
- Flight safety record
- Financial rating
- Liability coverage