The Board of the International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up orders for 19 additional widebody and single aisle aircraft (2 A330-200s, 2 A330-300s and 15 A320neos). This latest agreement with IAG and its airlines takes their cumulative Airbus orders to a total of nearly 470 aircraft.
The two A330-200s will be assigned to Iberia and the two A330-300s will be operated by Aer Lingus. The 15 A320neos will be assigned within the group.
“Between them, the airlines in IAG operate or have on order our full range of Airbus aircraft. IAG is one of our most prestigious customers and these new repeat orders for A330s and A320neos confirm again the high added value and superior productivity of our widebody and single aisle aircraft.” Said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers.
The A330 is one of the most popular widebody aircraft ever and has to date won over 1,500 orders, with over 1,200 flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. Airbus is investing hundreds of millions of Euros per year in the A330 Family to maintain the aircraft at the leading edge of innovation. The A330 Family is part of the world’s most modern and comprehensive widebody product line, which also includes the larger A350 XWB and double deck A380.
Incorporating new engines and the latest technologies, the A320neo Family will bring a step-change reduction in fuel consumption of over 15 per cent, longer range capability and reduced maintenance costs, as well significantly reduced carbon emissions. Since its launch in 2010 the A320neo Family has won 60 per cent of all new orders for single aisle aircraft with over 100 seats and has been selected by over 75 airlines worldwide.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Nov 9, 2015