IAG has decided to convert eight A330-200 options, previously announced, into firm orders for Spain’s flag carrier Iberia, which will become a new operator of the A330-200. The aircraft will be delivered from theend 2015and will be equipped with GE CF6 engines. Iberia’s all Airbus fleet already includes eight A330-300s.
Iberia today operates an all Airbus fleet, including 13 A319, 12 A320, 18 A321, eight A330-300, eight A340-300 and 17 A340-600. On August 1, 2014, the new A330s were announced alongside an order for eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft. In total they will replace 16 A340 family aircraft in Iberia’s long-haul fleet. The airline flies to more than a 100 destinations in 38 countries.