London - Aer Lingus wants to expand its intercontinental fleet in the coming years, which comprises of thirteen Airbus A330. The Irish carrier plans to grow the current number of its A330s aircraft to sixteen by 2023.
The thirteen Airbus A330 in the Aer Lingus fleet are divided into eight A330-300s and five A330-200s. A total of four additional A330 are expected to join the fleet while an A330-200 leaves.
The new aircraft will be the larger variant A330-300 offering extra seating capacity at hardly additional costs.
The first two A330-300 will join the Irish airline's fleet in 2020, in 2022 two more copies will follow. Besides the new A330s, Aer Lingus will introduce fourteen A321LR from next year, which are suitable for both transatlantic and intra-European flights.
With the commissioning of the A321LRs, the four Boeing 757 int he fleet will be sold. Aer Lingus also has expressed interest in the A321XLR, a possible new version of the A321neo with an even larger flight range.
Aer Lingus flies to 91 destinations in 22 Countries on 120 routes. Intercontinental routes of the airline includes.