British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group has ordered more Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
IAG has today, Thursday 30 June 2022, converted options from a previous order into a firm order for 11 Airbus A320neo and 3 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
This is on top of an order in March this year for 6 Airbus A320neo & 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
These 22 aircraft will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. IAG has not stated which airlines in the group will receive them. They will be used to replace existing Airbus A320 family aircraft.
As with existing new Airbus A320 family aircraft the configuration will be standardised to enable aircraft to be moved around the group.
This follows an order in May 2022 for 25 Boeing 737-8200 and 25 737-10 aircraft, with options for 100 more.
BA’s Airbus Short Haul Fleet
As at 31 December 2021, BA had 142 Airbus A320 series aircraft.
This includes 30 Airbus A319, 67 A320, & 18 A321 ceo aircraft and 17 Airbus A320neo and 10 Airbus 321neo aircraft.
Before today’s order, BA planned to take delivery of 5 Airbus A320neo and 3 A321neo aircraft by the end of 2023.