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The 15 Oldest Airbus A320s Still Flying

by Matt Falcus

First flying in 1987, the Airbus A320 may still seem like a new aircraft, but it is in fact over 30 years old.

While neo (new engine option) models and even plenty of classics still roll off the Toulouse production line at an impressive rate, we thought we’d take a look at some of the older examples still flying.

Many of the earliest airframes have now been retired or scrapped.

[You can find out where the Airbus prototype aircraft are located here]


The 15 Oldest Airbus A320s Still Flying


JY-JAC (cn 0029)


ZS-GAR Airbus A320 231 Global Airways

ZS-GAR (cn 0053)


ZS-GAW - Corendon Airlines (Global Aviation) - Airbus A320-231

ZS-GAW (cn 0054)


Airbus A320-211 C-FDQQ Air Canada

C-FDQQ (cn 0059)


ZS-GAL Airbus A320-231

ZS-GAL (cn 0064)


ZS-GAO Global Aviation Airbus A320 at Cape Town/CPT

ZS-GAO (cn 0067)


Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 | D-AIPA | LMML

D-AIPA (cn 0069)


D-AIPB (cn 0070)


Lufthansa D-AIPC

D-AIPC (cn 0071)



D-AIPD (cn 0072)



C-FDRH (cn 0073)


Jubba Airways (Global Aviation) A320-231 ZS-GAS

ZS-GAS (cn 0076)


Global Aviation A320-231 ZS-GAP

ZS-GAP (cn 077)


Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIPE

D-AIPE (cn 078)


D-AIPF (cn 083)



How many of these have you seen?


Meanwhile, at the time of writing, the production line had reached cn 9000 and growing by many more every month.

It shows what a successful aircraft the A320 is.


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MERVYN CROWE June 4, 2019 - 8:47 am

I have spotted 6 of the A320s in your list and flown on sn 29 JY-JAC when it was VH-HYG with my airline ANSETT AUSTRALIA.
LUFTHANSA D-AIPA had its last schedule on 29/05/19 BRU/FRA and on 30/05 ferried FRA/SOF-Sofia for scrapping, despite all the celebratons on its retirement !
Had my first A320 flight in Feb 1989 and still flying on them.

Matt Falcus June 6, 2019 - 8:31 am

Thanks Mervyn! Shame they’re scrapping the A320. Could’ve gone to Sinsheim or Speyer museums!

Randy June 7, 2019 - 11:38 pm

I flew the following five A-320’s when employed with America West.
c/n 0053 N620AW,
c/n0054 N621AW
c/n0064 N625AW,
c/n0067 N628AW
c/n0071 N631AW

Russell O'Gorman December 2, 2019 - 8:52 am

ZS-GAZ S/N 0081 is still flying. Should be number 15


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