Bulgarian charter carrier Air Via has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus A320 aircraft.

The first aircraft, an A320-200 (F-WWBE / LZMDA) took off in Air Via livery from Airbus's Toulouse facilities late last week en route to Sofia (pictured below).

The carrier will take an additional two A320s from different leasing companies over the next few months. All aircraft will be fitted with International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants.

Air Via presently uses a fleet of five Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft and had been considering the Tupolev Tu-214 for a renewal programme.

Air Via plans to use the A320s for charter holiday services between Germany and the Bulgarian Black Sea resorts of Varna and Burgas.

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Source: Flight International