IAG firms up on 2019 Paris agreement – will buy up to 150 Boeing 737 jets

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International Airlines Group has announced that it has placed a firm order for a combination of 50 737-8-200 and 737-10 Boeing jets with an option for a further 100 of the 737-family aircraft. The 737-8-200 has been chosen for its 200-seat capacity which will increase revenue potential while reducing fuel consumption.

The 737-10 is the largest member of the 737 family and can accommodate 230 passengers in a single-class layout, while offering a range of up to 3,000 miles, which means the new jets can cover 99% of existing single-aisle routes and all those currently served by the Boeing 757.  

These 737s incorporate the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 family of airplanes is on average 14% more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s and 20% more efficient than the original Next-Generation 737s when they entered service.

“The addition of new Boeing 737s is an important part of IAG´s short-haul fleet renewal. These latest generation aircraft are more fuel efficient than those they will replace and in line with our commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Luis Gallego, IAG´s chief executive.

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