A closer look at recent fleet developments

2021 saw the continued replacement of the IAG fleet with new generation aircraft but at a slower pace reflecting both capital deferrals and production and delivery delays in the airframe manufacturers. A total of 8 new aircraft were delivered in 2021, comprising 5 A320s and 3 A321LRs. The new aircraft are up to 20% more fuel efficient than the aircraft they replace.

Fleet modernisation will continue in coming years with further deliveries of 56 Airbus A320neo series aircraft, 26 Airbus A350s, 10 Boeing 787s and 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft.

Longhaul

Aer Lingus

The Aer Lingus longhaul fleet comprises of the Airbus A330 and the A321LR. In 2021, one A330-300 aircraft was delivered along with three A321LRs.

British Airways

British Airways has a further 10 Boeing 787s on order to bolster their current fleet of 32 aircraft. The Airbus A350-1000 continues to grow within the British Airways fleet, with 8 currently in operation replacing the now retired Boeing 747s, offering the same capacity but with a much-improved product and greater fuel efficiency.

Iberia

As part of their renewal plan, Iberia has a further 11 A350-900s on order to take the fleet to a total of 20 aircraft in 2022.

LEVEL

LEVEL now has 4 A330 aircraft based in Barcelona.

Shorthaul

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Aer Lingus

The shorthaul fleet includes only Airbus A320 family. Airbus A321LRs are also deployed on key shorthaul city markets.

British airways shorthaul

British Airways

British Airways continues to receive fuel-efficient Airbus NEO family aircraft to replace older generation CEO family aircraft. Four A320s and two A321s were delivered in 2021, offering customers a brand-new interior, in-seat power and a more efficient way to fly.

Iberia shorthaul

Iberia

Iberia continues to add fuel-efficient Airbus NEO family aircraft to its fleet, with the delivery of an A321 in 2021.

Vueling

In addition to 19 A321 CEO aircraft, Vueling now operates 25 A320 NEO and 79 A320 CEO aircraft.

Our fleet in detail

The Aer Lingus fleet
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The British Airways fleet
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The Iberia fleet
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The LEVEL fleet
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The Vueling fleet
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The IAG network
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Our alliances and joint ventures
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