IAG Converts Airbus Option Into Order for Fuel-efficient Planes

July 28, 2022

London — International Airlines Group ( IAG) is placing an order for dozens of Airbus planes, the company announced on Thursday in a move it says will help it reach its climate goals.

IAG owns flagship airlines British Airways and Iberia as well as Aer Lingus and Iberia Express, and low cost carriers LEVEL and Vueling.

IAG is converting 12 of the A320neo family options announced in August 2013 into firm orders for A320neos and A321neos.

The company is also ordering a further 25 A320neo family aircraft with the option to purchase 50 additional aircraft. The addition of these more fuel-efficient A320neos is an important step towards meeting climate commitments, the Group noted.

The aircraft will be delivered between 2025 and 2028 and will be used to replace A320neo family aircraft in its short-haul fleet.

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