Spanish budget carrier Vueling’s fleet is set to exceed 100 in 2015 after taking delivery of its first direct-purchased Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Vueling has 57 A320s and five A321s on order, plus options for an additional 58, forming part of a wider order for 220 A320 family aircraft placed by its parent International Airlines Group (IAG) in August 2013.

The Barcelona-based carrier received EC-MDZ on Dec. 19, followed in quick succession by EC-MEA on Dec. 29. Another 12 are slated for delivery in 2015, taking Vueling’s fleet—which has historically been all-leased—to more than 100 aircraft.

Vueling launched in 2004 with two Airbus A320s, serving three cities. A decade on, its network comprises 22 bases and 145 destinations in Europe, the Near East, and Africa. Vueling now carries 75 million passengers annually.

Sourced from Air Transport World