IAG firms up order of 19 Airbus aircraft

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British Airways and Iberia aircraft at Heathrow Airport on November 2010 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

The board of the International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up orders for 19 additional widebody and single aisle aircraft at the Dubai Air Show.

This includes two Airbus A330-200s, two A330-300s and 15 A320neos and the 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 IAG 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.” explains John Leahy, chief operating officer for customers at Airbus.