Aug 14 IAG , the parent of
British Airways and Iberia, said on Wednesday it placed firm
orders and options for up to 220 Airbus A320
short-haul aircraft, with as many as 120 of the planes for its
Barcelona-based subsidiary, Vueling.
International Airlines Group said the new aircraft would
help Vueling to replace some of its existing A320 fleet and
expand its business. The planes are to be delivered to Vueling
between 2015 and 2020, subject to approval from IAG's
The airlines group, Europe's third-biggest airline by market
value, said the Vueling agreement includes 58 options and 62
firm orders for engines, for 30 A320ceo (classic engine
option)and 32 A320neo (new engine option).
The company also has 100 A320neo options that could be used
for any of its airlines.