International Airlines Group (IAG) has ordered up to 42 Boeing 777-9 aircraft for its British Airways (BA) subsidiary. If all options are exercised, the deal is valued at $18.6 billion at list prices. The order is a firm commitment for 18 aircraft with options for 24 more. Initially, BA will replace 14 747-400s and four 777-200s between 2022 and 2025. The aircraft will be fitted with 325 seats in four cabins. “The new 777-9 is the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft ...

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