Virgin Atlantic to wet-lease A320s from Aer Lingus

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Virgin Atlantic has tentatively agreed to wet-lease four Airbus A320s from Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus.

The twinjets will be painted in Virgin Atlantic livery and used to operate domestic UK routes from London Heathrow to Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Aer Lingus confirms the "preliminary" agreement, adding that a final deal remains subject to contract.

But it adds that the four aircraft would be used initially for a three-year wet-lease and would operate for Virgin from 31 March next year.