The A319 is a shortened, minimum-change version of the A320. Also known as the A320M-7, it is 3.73m shorter than the A320; four frames fore of the wing and three frames aft of the wing were removed. This allows the number of emergency exits to be reduced to six. With virtually the same fuel capacity as the A320-200, and fewer passengers, the range with 124 passengers in a two-class configuration extends to 6,650 km, or 6,850 km with the 'Sharklets'. Final assembly of the first A319 began on 23 March 1995.