German holiday carrier Condor is to acquire around 30 aircraft to replace its entire short- and medium-haul fleet under the renewal programme being undertaken by Thomas Cook Group.

Thomas Cook has selected the Airbus A320 as its baseline short-haul model.

Condor has 13 Boeing 757-300s and 12 A320s and a spokesman for the carrier says the renewal will affect the whole narrowbody fleet.

The 757-300s are configured with 265 seats, he adds, which means the airline will take around 30 A320-family jets to maintain capacity.

Its current A320s are fitted with CFM International CFM56 engines.

Condor has not disclosed when it is likely to start the fleet roll-over but Thomas Cook's plan is to replace its airlines' narrowbodies over a five-year period from December 2012.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news