The International Airlines Group, known as IAG, has announced this week the firming up of an order for 10 Airbus A320neo Family jets.
It is understood the contents of the deal will see 10 A320neos be firmed up, with the option to convert certain aircraft into A321neos.
IAG also mentioned that deliveries of these aircraft will take place in 2028 and that they “will be used by any of the Group’s current airlines to replace A320ceo family aircraft.”
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“These latest generation aircraft are more cost and fuel-efficient than those they will replace and will help towards our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
There are quite a few airlines in the IAG portfolio that operate the Airbus A320ceo family, such as British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus, and others.
The only way we will find out which carriers they will go to is when they come off the production line in 2028.
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The 59 total commitment comes following a previous agreement for 22 A320neo Family aircraft, consisting of 17 A320neos and five A321neos.
Commenting on the deal at the time was Christian Scherer, Airbus’ Sales Chief:
“IAG operates Airbus aircraft extensively in its fleet, making it one of the largest Airbus customers globally.”
“These latest generation aircraft will be key in IAG’s stated environmental mission to operate the world’s most fuel-efficient planes”.
What remains clear is that there is a gradual continuation of fleet renewal ongoing at the conglomerate, with many more aircraft on the way.