XL Airways France (SE, Paris CDG) will lease two additional aircraft to boost its summer operations. In an exclusive statement to ch-aviation, the French carrier revealed that one of the aircraft will be an A340-300, CS-TQZ (cn 202), on damp-lease from Portugal's Hi Fly (5K, Lisbon). Over the period late-June to early-September, the quadjet will be deployed on flights to Fort de France, Pointe à Pitre, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata as well as some New York JFK rotations.

The other aircraft, a wet-leased Omni Air International (OY, Tulsa Int'l) B777-200(ER), N918AX (msn 26935), will be based out of New York JFK and deployed on flights from there to Paris CDG as well as between CDG and San Francisco, CA over the period early-July until mid-September. Sistership N927AX (msn 26943) will also be used as a back-up aircraft.

The French carrier's long-haul fleet also consists of two A330-200s and an A330-300 used on flights to North America, the Caribbean, and various French Overseas Territories in the Indian Ocean.