Nauru Airlines (ON, Nauru) is planning to add a B737-700 as an interim fleet solution to add more capacity before new narrowbody aircraft are added in two years' time, Chairman Trevor Jensen told Air Transport World.

The Pacific carrier currently operates four B737-300s and one B737-300(F) through its Australian subsidiary Nauru Airlines (Australia). The three passenger aircraft are 21 years old on average, while the freighter is 26.7 years old.

Going forward, Nauru Airlines is looking to add either A220s or E2s as a replacement for the ageing B737-300s. However, the additional -700 would provide extra uplift, including cargo capacity, and would be available at a shorter notice.

Nauru Airlines currently uses its four narrowbodies to connect Nauru with six destinations in Australia, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. It also operates services between Honiara and Brisbane Int'l, as well as between Majuro, Tarawa, and Pohnpei bypassing Nauru. It also wet-leases one of the B737-300s to Air Vanuatu (NF, Port Vila).