The Airbus 318 is the smallest Airbus. In one class configuration it can carry up to 130 passengers. It completed its maiden flight on 15th january 2002. Only 79 aircrafts were built so far. Airbus offers a VIP version which is called Elite. As a VIP aircraft it became popular. As a commercial airliner the 318 is not much liked. In europe there are just three airlines operating the 318. In america only two airlines operating the 318. All former Frontier Airlines 318 were scrapped.