Nordwind Airlines is planning to lease four more A330 in 2019, ideally with Rolls-Royce-Royce Trent 700-powered A330s, but the airline is open to Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines depending on market availability. Further A330s will be added to the fleet from 2020, when the group's six B767s are phased out, beginning from 2018.
Nordwind's two in-service A330-200s, which are dry-leased from Turkish Airlines under short-term contracts, will be returned and replaced with two long-term leased units, which are powered by PW4000 engines.
The carrier also plans to add A321neos to its fleet in 2019 and 2020 -- with an order for 35 in total. Today, Nordwind has eight A321s.
The introduction of A330 and A321neos also constitute a key part of the airline's fleet renewal plans. It is intended that the A330s will homogenize the fleet and replace the airline's B767-300ERs; two of which are already will be phase out this year. The airline's renewed objectives center on the commonality, efficiency and modernity of its fleet, which currently fly across Europe, South America, Asia and domestically.