Germania, a relative small airline company based in Berlin, has taken its first A321 in service, with one more on order. The aircraft feature Airbus’ wing tip fuel saving devices, called Sharklets.
The new Germania A321 will operate exclusively for Alltours, one of Germany’s biggest travel agencies, with a seating for 208 passengers. The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines. In terms of number of passengers the A321s will be a boost for Germania, since they can carry a third more people than the eight A319s the airliner already operats since 2011.
The wingtip devices called Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They offer operators up to four percent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.