Fast growing Italian carrier Air One has firmed options on a further 50 Airbus A320 family aircraft, taking its orders for the type to 90.

The Rome-based carrier selected the Airbus narrowbody for its fleet replacement and expansion requirements in January last year, ordering 30 of the CFM International CFM56-powered aircraft and securing options/purchase rights on 60 more. Earlier this year it converted options on ten of these aircraft.

Air One A320

Now it says it has signed an agreement with Airbus to firm its 50 remaining options and purchase rights. Deliveries of the new aircraft run until 2012.

Air One CEO Carlo Toto says: “This new order of a further fifty A320s is proof of how much Air One has been increasing its activity, in Italy and abroad, in line with the company’s strategic and growth-oriented objectives. The quality of the service we offer our clients is still a priority, which is why the new aircraft have been set so as to ensure maximum comfort.”

Air One, which is in part using the aircraft to replace its existing fleet of 27 Boeing 737s, has so far taken delivery of seven A320s.

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