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Aer Lingus Longhaul Aircraft Order


International Airlines Group (IAG) is converting two Airbus 330-300 longhaul aircraft options into firm orders for Aer Lingus.

These aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will facilitate expansion on Aer Lingus' transatlantic network.

The modern, fuel efficient aircraft will bring both cost efficiencies and environmental benefits to the airline.  These A330 options were first announced in September 2014 .



July 14, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Note to editors:

·      The A330-300 list price, as at January 2010 , is approximately US$207 million .

·      This list price is the sum of the airframe list price, engine option list price and the price of certain assumed specification change notices against which price concessions are made. IAG has negotiated a substantial discount from the list price.

·      IAG has a range of financing options and will choose the most appropriate source closer to the delivery time.

·      As previously disclosed, IAG is targeting a sustainable 15 per cent return on invested capital (real terms).

·      IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways , Iberia and Vueling.



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