Bloomberg News And Reuters report that theInternational Airline Group (IAG) has launched official negotiations with Airbus and Boeing regarding an order for new wide-body aircraft for its subsidiary British Airways.
According to press agencies, the order would cover at least 20 new planes new generation, such as theA350 and the 787 Dreamliner, which will be used to replace the oldest Boeing B777-200ER of the airline. On average, they are now 23 years old.
Currently, British Airways operates a fleet of wide-body aircraft consisting of sixteen A350-1000s, twelve A380s, 43 B777-200ERs, sixteen B777-300ERs, twelve B787-8s, eighteen B787-9s and seven B787-10s. It has current orders for two A350-1000s, eighteen B777-9s and five B787-10.
Last July, IAG converted six stock options Boeing 787-10 intended for British Airways and a Airbus A350-900 intended for Iberia, two types of aircraft already in service by the two airlines. Deliveries are expected to take place between 2025 and 2026.