IAG firms up order for 15 A320s

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British Airways and Iberia aircraft at Heathrow Airport

The International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up options for a further 15 Airbus 320neo aircraft.

Airbus chief operating officer for customers, John Leahy says IAG and its airlines are one of Airbus’ most prestigious and loyal customers with fleets and orders covering the full range of our products.

Leahy adds: “IAG is one of the biggest customers for Airbus single aisle aircraft and demonstrates the preference of our products amongst the world’s leading airlines. We are delighted with IAG’s further vote of confidence in Airbus’ products.”

Incorporating new engines and the latest technologies, the A320neo Family Airbus says will bring a step-change reduction in fuel consumption of over 15 per cent from day one and 20 per cent by 2020, longer range capability and reduced maintenance costs, as well significantly reduced carbon emissions.