Airbus A319 - soon in the Adria Airways liveryThe aircraft and engine leasing company AerCap Aviation Solutions will provide 2 new Airbus A319s to Adria. As a part of its fleet renewal programme Adria will lease 2 A319s from AerCap which are scheduled to arrive in Ljubljana in April next year. The third aircraft, which will not be leased from AerCap, should be delivered by 2013 although no firm date has been set. It is still not clear whether the third Airbus will be leased or purchased.
The lease contract will last for 12 years although Adria has the option to fully purchase the aircraft within those 144 months. The 2 A319s will be brand new. The airline says that the A319 is economical for the route profile of Adria Airways. One of the three A320s that are being phased out has been leased to the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways. Adria says that the new aircraft are more economical and environmentally friendly compared to the existing fleet and conforms to the carbon dioxide emission standard which steps into force in 2011.