ASTURIASSpanish low-cost airline Volotea has announced that it would add at least fifteen Airbus A320-200 jets in 2021, and possibly four more of the same type depending on the summer season demand.

The Spanish budget specialist had retired all 14 of its remaining Boeing 717-200s between 2016 and 2019 and will now fill the gap generated due to the absence of these jets with the larger but more cost-effective Airbus A320-200s

"We are very proud to move towards a 100% Airbus fleet. As a European company, we are very keen to count on Airbus as our fleet partner long-term. We will continue growing on our strategy of connecting mid and small European cities, with a more modern and competitive aircraft type, the Airbus A320, that has 20-25% lower operational costs than the B717s it replaces," Founder and Chief Executive Carlos Muñoz said.

The airline said it had already sourced the first fifteen A320s, but did not reveal their identity. 

Volotea currently operates 20 A319-100 and one A320-200. Along with the 15 A320-200, the airline will also add five more A319-100.