Swedish charter airline Novair has finalised its long-haul fleet plan by leasing Airbus A330-200s from Flightlease.

The airline, a subsidiary of Scandinavian tour operator Apollo, is phasing out its three Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500s that it uses for long-haul charters to Asia and the Caribbean. The airline will take a Pratt & Whitney PW4168-powered A330-200 later this month on a one year lease from SAirGroup leasing division Flightlease. The aircraft was for Swissair, but will be diverted to Novair, to replace a TriStar which is being removed soon.

The first of two new PW4168-powered A330-200s will arrive on long-term lease from Flightlease next September, with the second due in October. Novair plans to retire its second TriStar 500 next April and the third and final aircraft is to leave the fleet next October.

Source: Flight International