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Thursday, August 6, 2015

IAG Orders 31 Airbus Widebodies

Juliet Van Wagenen

Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 08-06-2015] International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a firm order for 31 Airbus aircraft, which includes 11 wide-body aircraft — eight A350-900s and three A330-200s — and 20 A320neos. The A350s and A330s are slated for Iberia’s fleet modernization and to open new long-haul routes, and the A320neos will be allocated to the group’s airlines for fleet replacement.

With this latest order for 31 aircraft IAG and its airlines have ordered a total of nearly 450 aircraft from Airbus.

“IAG’s additional order for A350s and A330s is very significant for us and highlights the appeal of our leading wide-body family,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer of customers for Airbus.

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