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Flag Carrier Takes Delivery of First Airbus A319

Ljubljana, 29 April (STA) - Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways took delivery of a 135-seat Airbus A319 Thursday, expanding its fleet to 13 aircraft. The plane, which enters service on Friday, will operate Adria's European routes and longer charter flights, the company said.

A second Airbus A319, due for delivery in early May, will complete the biggest overhaul of Adria's fleet to date and give the carrier a cost-efficient fleet compliant with ecological standards due to take effect in 2012, CEO Tadej Tufek said in a statement.

This is the second Airbus in Adria's fleet in addition to a 162-seat A320. The carrier also owns four 86-seat Canadair Regional Jets CRJ900, 5 Canadair Regional Jets 200 with up to 50 seats and leases two more smaller CRJs.

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