Spanish LCC Iberia Express will take delivery of four Airbus A321neos in 2020, with the first scheduled for delivery in April.

Iberia Express, which launched in 2012, currently operates a fleet of 22 A320 and A321ceos to 40 short- and medium-haul destinations, acting as a feeder for parent carrier Iberia’s long-haul network.

In a statement released May 13, Iberia Express CEO Fernando Candela said the airline hopes to receive its first A321neo in April 2020, followed by the other three during the course of 2020.

He added that the new aircraft variant will “bring significant advantages,” in terms of fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and passenger comfort.

The 232-seat A321neos will be configured in a two-class business and economy layout, marking a 6% capacity increase compared with Iberia Express’ current A321s.

Iberia Express has selected Recaro’s SL3510 seat—a slim design that is already installed on 12 of its 22 aircraft—for the economy cabin. Collins Aerospace will supply its Pinnacle seat for the business-class cabin.

“In both cabins, passengers will have USB ports and, in the case of business, a plug for their electronic devices,” Iberia Express said.

Victoria Moores