(February 21, 2007) -- British Airways announced on 21st February that it has placed a firm order for four more Airbus A320 aircraft. The new order brings the total number of Airbus aircraft in operation in the British Airways fleet to 66, with 14 on firm order. This latest order reaffirms the commitment to the A320 Family from one of its first operators.
The aircraft will have 156 seats in a two-class configuration and will be powered by International Aero Engines V2527-A5.
"Our Airbus A320 fleet serves us well on our shorthaul network from Heathrow so we are pleased to replace aircraft leaving our fleet with new A320s", said Robert Boyle, British Airways Commercial Director.
"Our A320 Family aircraft goes from strength to strength and is the leading aircraft in the 100 to 220 seat category. Over 5,000 aircraft have been sold, more than 3,000 delivered and we have over 2,000 in our backlog. Repeat orders from an airline like British Airways really endorses the superiority of our product", said John Leahy, Airbus COO customers.