On 30 November 2018 Ernest Airlines received its first A320 on lease from ICBC Leasing. This is the third of 20 A320s that will join the fleet of Ernest by 2025.

For 2019, the airline will take delivery into the fleet of five additional A320s, and four more in 2020. Ernest will be the first Italian airline to receive an A320neo, which will join its fleet in February 2020.

The new A320, the third such aircraft in its fleet, will have 180 seats in an all-economy class layout.