British Airways is ordering up to 42 Boeing 777-9s to modernise the UK flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet.

Eighteen aircraft are firm orders, complemented by another 24 as options. The twinjets will be fitted with 325 seats in a four-class configuration.



BA parent IAG has disclosed the decision.

It says the 777-9s will be used to replace 14 Boeing 747-400s as well as four 777-200s over the course of 2022-25.

All the 777-9s will be powered by General Electric GE9X engines, and the agreement includes a “comprehensive” support package, says IAG.

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says the 777-9 is the “ideal replacement” for the 747.

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