BA’s parent company International Airlines Group has ordered more short haul aircraft.
IAG has today, Thursday 28 July, ordered 37 A320neo family aircraft from Airbus.
It has exercised 12 options from a previous order. IAG has also placed a new order for 25 aircraft.
These will be delivered between 2025 and 2028 and will be used to replace existing Airbus A320ceo aircraft.
IAG has also acquired options for 50 more aircraft. If these are exercised, the aircraft will be delivered between 2028 and 2030.
IAG will decide closer to the time which airlines in the group will receive them, as well as the split between Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
As with existing new Airbus A320 family aircraft the configuration will be standardised so aircraft can move around the group.
IAG Short Haul Aircraft Orders
This is IAG’s third short haul aircraft order from Airbus this year.
In March, IAG 6 Airbus A320neo and 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft. IAG followed this in June with an order for 11 Airbus A320neo and 3 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The latest order takes IAG’s total orders this year to 59 Airbus short haul aircraft.
IAG has also ordered 25 Boeing 737-8200 and 25 737-10 aircraft, with options for 100 more. These are most likely destined for Vueling.