International Airlines Group (IAG) has made adjustments to its aircraft orders to restore capacity in its airlines’ long-haul fleets.
IAG converted options for six Boeing 787-10s and one Airbus A350-900 into confirmed orders. This strategic decision will bolster the fleet of the group’s subsidiaries, respectively British Airways, and Iberia, allowing them to meet the increasing demand for long-haul flights.
“These latest generation aircraft will contribute to restoring capacity to pre-pandemic levels,” Luis Gallego, IAG Chief Executive Officer, said. “They will be among the most fuel-efficient aircraft in our long-haul fleet and will help towards our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
IAG is also adding six more Boeing 787-10s to its existing options. All six of these newly added aircraft are slated to be included in British Airways’ order book.
The delivery of these aircraft is scheduled between 2025 and 2026.