AtlasGlobal to lease two Airbus A330
Istanbul - AtlasGlobal is in talks to lease two Airbus A330. One of the A330s will operate under the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of the subsidiary AtlasGlobal Ukraine.
The new A330s of Turkish LCC will be deployed on routes to Baghdad and Tehran, as well as other charter routes. During high season, the planes will be used to reinforce London and Moscow routes, among others.
AtlasGlobal currently operates three wet-lease A330 from an Egyptian charter carrier. Two of these aircraft are being used mainly for charter flights from Antalya while the third widebody is waiting on standby as a backup unit.
Unlike the wet-lease A330s, the dry-leased A330s will serve with AtlasGlobal’s own flight and cabin crews and are supposed to stay with the airline for several years.
Atlas Global also plans to lease a few Airbus A321 from lessors or airlines by summer 2019. Some more A320s may also be added alongside the A321s, says the CEO Nevzat Arsan.
The Istanbul-based carrier verified that it would not materialize an LOI signed in 2011 for an Airbus A220 order.
We are an Airbus operator, but we are also looking to add the CSeries,company chairman Murat Ersoy had said on December 2017. Although the former Bombardier Cseries are now branded by Airbus, the airline won't by A220s for now. No reason stated for the cancellation.
For its future fleet, AtlasGlobal plans to go on with leased wide and narrowbodies of Airbus to remain flexible.