British Airways to Expand Fleet with More Boeing 787-10
British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has converted six Boeing 787-10 options held by British Airways into firm orders and added a further six Boeing 787-10 options to its long-haul order book.
IAG also converted one Airbus A350-900 option held by Iberia into a firm order. The list price of a Boeing 787-10 is $428.5m while a copy of the Airbus A350-900 costs $317.4m.
The aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026 and will be used by British Airways and Iberia to restore capacity in the airlines' long-haul fleets.
Luis Gallego, IAG Chief Executive Officer, said: "These latest generation aircraft will contribute to restoring capacity to pre-pandemic levels. They will be among the most fuel-efficient aircraft in our long-haul fleet and will help towards our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050."
British Airways flies all the members of the fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner family. The airline currently has 7 Boeing 787-10 in its fleet. It also operates 12 Boeing 787-8 and 18 Boeing 787-9.