IAG converts eight A330-200 options into firm orders

THE IAG GROUP has decided to convert eight A330-200 aircraft options into firm orders for its partner airline Iberia, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.

The aircraft will be delivered to Spain’s flag carrier by the end of 2015.

“We are just delighted that Iberia has reconfirmed its confidence in the A330, and are extremely pleased to welcome them as a new operator of the A330-200 benefiting from the enhanced performance that the new 242-tonne version brings, while continuing to deliver the family synergies of an all-Airbus fleet,” says John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer.

Iberia currently operates 13 A319s, 12 A320s, 18 A321s, eight A330-300s, eight A340-300s and 17 A340-600s.  The new A330 order was announced alongside another order for eight A350-900 aircraft in August. They will replace 16 A340 family aircraft in Iberia’s long-haul fleet.

 

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