Independent holiday charter Small Planet Airlines is replacing its leased older Boeing 737-300s with leased newer Airbus A320 aircraft.

Small Planet Airlines Poland and Small Planet Airlines Lithuania combined will use nine aircraft this summer (three in Poland and two each in Lithuania, France and Great Britain).

“Following the leasing of the new aircraft, the company’s fleet became one of the freshest among the European charter airlines. We will aim to maintain an average fleet age of about 10 years,” Small Planet CEO Vytautas Kaikaris said. “By renewing our fleet, we are aiming at more efficient operations. A320s, compared with Boeing 737-300s, have bigger capacity and lower fuel consumption per seat. In addition, they are more reliable and that should help with punctuality.”

Small Planet Airlines is a holiday charter airline holding two air operator certificates in Poland and Lithuania. Last month the company was bought out by its management. Key markets include Poland, UK, Italy, France and Lithuania from where the carrier transports passengers to Greece, Spain, Turkey and Egypt.