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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Romania's new airline Animawings has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320-200. The acquisition of the aircraft 13-year-old aircraft was carried out as part of the airline's certification and launch procedures.

The Airbus A320-200 with registration SX-DGI (MSN 3162) is configured to accommodate 174 economy class seats and was last in service for the Greek low-cost operator Aegean Airlines, which owns a 25% stake in the Romanian start-up.

The aircraft was ferried to the U.K. for repainting and preparation in mid-March and then ferried from the United Kingdom to Bucharest Otopeni on June 5.

It will shortly be re-registered as YR-AGA. The new charter operator still expects to run summer flights for Romanian tour operators to 19 tourist destinations in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, and Tunisia.

Animawings will launch with a single aircraft, but will add more capacity as and when the global demand for air travel returns to the pre-pandemic levels.

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