Madrid, July 12th, 2007 - Iberia has taken delivery of a new, 141-seat A-319. The aircraft has been registered as EC-KEV, and christened the “Otter” in line with new its policy of naming aircraft for protected Spanish species, which took effect at the beginning of this year. It is the sixth aircraft to join the Iberia fleet in 2007, all of them belonging to the Airbus A-320 family, and all bearing the name and picture of an endangered Spanish species, including the Águila Imperial Ibérica (Iberian imperial eagle), the Lince Ibérico (Iberian lynx), the Oso pardo (brown bear), and the Cigüeña Negra (black stork) and the Urogallo (Spanish capercaillie)
In addition to the picture on the fuselage, which will remain until the species is out of danger, the new A-319 will carry detailed information in passenger seat pockets about the otter.
The new aircraft brings to sixteen the number of Airbus A-319s in the Iberia fleet. The aircraft features all the latest technical advances and makes less noise than others of similar characteristics, while also providing better service to passengers. It is a member of the Airbus A-320 family which includes the A-319, the A-320 and the A-321. Iberia now operates 81 such aircraft.
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