The A319 is a single-aisle aircraft and is the second smallest in the A320 family of Airbus aircraft, which also includes the A318, A320, and A321.
The first A319 entered service in 1996. The aircraft can serve to low- to mid-range routes with a range of 6,930km.
The A319 offers a variety of seating configurations, from a two-class layout with 124 seats to an optional high-density version that accommodates 156 passengers. Seat pitch can be adapted in units of one inch.
Galleys and lavatories can be located in different numbers, groupings and locations; while in-flight entertainment can be incorporated in the seats or screens mounted on partitions below the overhead stowage areas.
Many travelers prefer the Airbus narrow bodies over the Boeing counterparts as the cabin is a few inches wider, giving it a more spacious feel. Also, the Airbus overhead bins can usually fit rollaboard luggage wheels-first, allowing more storage space for everyone.