Also Airbus has announced an order from Germanwings, a German low-cost carrier:
Germanwings, the rapidly-expanding Cologne-based low-cost carrier (LCC), has signed a contract for 18 Airbus A319s. The order follows an earlier announcement of the airline’s decision to further expand its fleet of Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The new aircraft are the first that Germanwings has acquired directly from Airbus, while the airline already operates a fleet of 19 A319s and three A320s.On the other side of the Atlantic, Boeing has announced that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) ordered four 787 Dreamliners with an option for one more. RAM will use them on North American, Middle Eastern, and African routes. RAM is, by the way, a loyal Boeing customer.
The new A319s for Germanwings will feature a comfortable single-class cabin layout for a maximum of 156 passengers. The aircraft will be powered by V2500 engines from International Aero Engines. Germanwings will fly the aircraft from its bases in Berlin, Stuttgart and Hamburg as well as from the main hub in Cologne to more than 40 destinations all over Europe.