IAG has firmed an order for six Boeing 787-10 widebodies, while adding six more options for the variant.
The firm aircraft will join British Airways’ fleet in the 2025-2026 timeframe, IAG said on 28 July.
At the same time, the European airline group has firmed an option for a single Airbus A350-900, which will join Iberia’s fleet in the same timeframe.
“These latest-generation aircraft will contribute to restoring capacity to pre-pandemic levels,” says IAG chief executive Luis Gallego. “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.”
BA already has seven 787-10s in its fleet, alongside 18 787-9s and 12 787-8s, as the only Dreamliner operator within IAG.
Iberia accounts for all 17 of IAG’s in-service A350-900s, although BA is the group’s only A350-1000 operator, with 15 of the variant in its fleet.