The A319 was developed at the request of Steven Udvar-Hazy, the former president and CEO of ILFC according to The New York Times. The A319´s launch customer, in fact, was ILFC, which had placed an order for 6 A319s by 1993. Anticipating further orders by Swissair and Alitalia, Airbus decided to launch the programme on 10 June 1993. Final assembly of the first A319 began on 23 March 1995.
Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the U.S. as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America. Major focus cities include; Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Atlantic City, and Myrtle Beach. As of 2015, Spirit remains the only airline in the United States with a 2-Star Skytrax airline rating. Spirit Airlines is also the cheapest airline in the United States.
|Landing gear||Oui fixe / Yes fixed|
|Stand||Oui / Yes|
|Width / Wingspan||17.05|
|Height||6.06 (hors socle / without stand)|
|Airline / Operator||Spirit|