International Airlines Group (IAG) and Vueling have signed a firm order for 62 Airbus A320s – 30 A320ceo and 32 A320neos – and have taken options on another 58 A320-family aircraft, as part of the airline’s fleet development and modernization strategy.
Subject to shareholder approval, the deal is part of a wider IAG agreement for a total of up to 220 Airbus A320-family aircraft.
Besides the 120 aircraft ordered and optioned for Vueling, IAG has signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 additional A320neo options, which may be used by any airline in the group when renewing or growing their fleets.
Barcelona-based low-cost airline Vueling was recently purchased by IAG, which also own British Airways and Iberia.
Today Vueling operates an all-Airbus fleet of 70 A320-family aircraft on domestic and regional routes to Europe, North Africa and the Near East.
To date, more than 9,800 A320s have been ordered and over 5,600 delivered to more than 385 customers and operators.