AtlasGlobal is in advanced negotiations to secure the dry lease one A330 on long-term lease from November 2018, according to chief commercial officer Nevzat Arsan, who added that a second A330 widebody will arrive by March 2019.
One of the A330s will operate under the AOC of sister carrier, AtlasGlobal Ukraine, who will in turn lease the aircraft back to the Turkish unit.
The new A330s will be placed on services to Baghdad and Tehran, as well as charters. During peak season, the aircraft will also help with capacity shortfalls on routes to London and Moscow, among others.
There is no word yet on the fate of the three A330s that AtlasGlobal currently wet leases from Egypt's Air Leisure.
The Turkish carrier is also looking to secure two to three more A321s from lessors or airlines, by summer 2019. Additional A320s may also be added, too.
AtlasGlobal also confirmed that it will not be moving forward with an order for the A220, formerly the CSeries, despite signing a LOI for the aircraft in 2011. No specific reason was stated.
For its future fleet, AtlasGlobal intends to stick with Airbus aircraft, and will rely on leasing aircraft to remain flexible.
In terms of new routes, the airline is also planning to launch two new services to the Middle East and North Africa, with flights to Odessa and the resumption of flights to Gaziantep, Aktau and Shymkent.