Aer Lingus leases A320s from GECAS

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has agreed to lease two Airbus A320 aircraft to new customer Aer Lingus.

Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for this month, the US lessor confirms.

According to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database, one aircraft (MSN 1983) is an ex-Meridiana Fly A320 built in 2003.

This year, Aer Lingus is also adding two A319s under operating lease agreements. One 2007-built aircraft (MSN 3054) closed last month and is on lease from SMBC Aviation Capital.

The Irish flag carrier anticipates a 47-aircraft fleet by the end of this year, up from 44 units last year. A total of four A320s are being wetleased to Virgin Atlantic for an initial period of three years.