The fleet of the European leisure charter carrier Small Planet Airlines in Poland has been replenished by another Airbus A320 type of aircraft. It is planed that the carrier will start operating the aircraft in the beginning of April. The new aircraft that had been issued with the SP-HAC registration, landed at the Warsaw International Frederic Chopin Airport on the 9th of March.
‘Last year already we forecasted that our largest serviced market this year was going to be Poland. Our prognoses were confirmed by the sharp increase in the number of Polish passengers travelling to Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria during the last holiday season. In the Warsaw International Airport passenger number has increased by 7.2% last year. It is only natural that whilst cooperating with the largest travel operators in the region we are also expanding our aircraft fleet,’ commented the CEO of Small Planet Airlines Vytautas Kaikaris.
The new aircraft accommodates 180 passengers and may fly without landing up to 5700 kilometres at the speed of 900 kilometres per hour. The A320 is the bestselling most popular narrow-body Airbus aircraft model. Its popularity for short-medium haul flights rests on advanced technologies, flight economy and passenger comfort.
According to V.Kaikaris, Small Planet Airlines does not intend to confine only to the Polish market – by 2014 the company is looking to introduce more destinations from other European countries and expand their fleet even further. Currently the carrier operates in the Lithuanian, Polish, British, Italian and French markets. Small Planet Airlines closely cooperates with the largest and most – known tour operators and carries holidaymakers to the most popular holiday destinations such as Greece, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Bulgaria and Italy. Currently the company’s fleet consists of six Boeing 737-300 and two Airbus 320 aircraft.
Small Planet Airlines press release