Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Volotea has begun a complete rollover of its fleet with the arrival of its first Airbus A319. The Barcelona-based LCC operates 19 Boeing 717s in a 125-seat single-class layout and as recently as fall 2015 acquired two from SAS subsidiary Blue 1, which was sold to CityJet shortly afterward. It is understood that the shortage of available Boeing 717s, together with the larger seating capacity of the A319, has persuaded Volotea to begin a wholesale shift to the ...

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