Chair Airlines (GM, Zurich) has announced it has reached a deal to add its first in-house A320-200 in November 2021 to replace one of its three A319-100s, which was damaged beyond repair during maintenance at Naples Capodichino in mid-2020.

The Swiss carrier, formerly known as Germania Flug, said its first A320 would initially operate full charter flights on behalf of its tour operator sister firm, Air Prishtina, to Pristina and North Macedonia. While it declined to identify the aircraft in question, Chair Airlines said it would be configured in a single-class layout for up to 180 passengers. A second A320-200 is planned to arrive before the Summer 2022 season, although the finalisation of that plan will depend on further developments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and market recovery.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Chair Airlines currently operates two in-house A319-100s. It also wet-leases a single B737-800 from 49% shareholder, Poland's Enter Air (E4, Warsaw Chopin). The B737 is leased on an interim basis pending the A320's induction.