The International Airlines Group (IAG) and Vueling have signed a purchase agreement to buy 62 Airbus A320s – 30 A320ceo and 32 A320neo – plus options for 58 A320 Family aircraft, as part of the airline’s fleet development and modernisation strategy.
Subject to shareholder approval, the deal is part of a wider IAG agreement for a total of up to 220 aircraft. Besides the up to 120 aircraft ordered for Vueling, IAG has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 100 additional A320neo options that could be used by any airline in the group.
Barcelona-based low-cost airline Vueling is part of the IAG group which also comprises 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.