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Air Atlanta Icelandic adds two Airbus A330-200

Reykjavik, Iceland - Air Atlanta Icelandic signed a leasing agreement with an American lessor to add two Airbus A330-200 jets to its fleet.

The type will be the first in the airline's fleet and will be delivered to the Icelandic charter operator this year in April. The planes will get registrations TF-EAC and TF-EAD and fly under the colors of Saudi operator Saudia.

Both aircraft are 13.8 years old and are owned by General Electric's aircraft leasing company GECAS. They were returned to the lessor by the Spanish budget carrier Air Europa last year in September and October.

The planes are stored at Teruel airport in Spain at the moment.

Air Atlanta Icelandic currently operates seven Boeing 747-400s, seven Boeing 747-400s and one Airbus A340-300.

Besides the A330-200s, the wet-lease specialist is also planning to include some Boeing 777 jets soon to replace its aging Boeing 747 fleet.

Earlier this month, the company began advertising for Boeing 777 type-rated pilots to be based out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.