Mandala expects to have 25 A320s by 2015

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Indonesian low-cost carrier Mandala Airlines has plans to grow its fleet to 25 Airbus A320s in the next three years.

"We're going to have 10 aircraft, possibly 15, by the end of 2013 and we are shooting for about 25 aircraft by 2015," says commercial director Brata Rafly.

The airline recommenced operations in April 2012 following its emergence from bankruptcy, and now operates four A320s, with a fifth aircraft arriving in January 2013.

Mandala is an affiliate of Tiger Airways, which has a 33% stake in the carrier. Indonesian conglomerate Saratoga Capital owns a further 51%, with the remaining balance held by creditors of the airline.