IAG to order 200 Boeing 737 MAX

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International Airlines Group has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets at Paris Air Show 2019 on Tuesday.

The intended order includes the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10 variants. It has a value of US $24 billion in list prices. However, airlines usually receive significant discounts for large orders. The aircraft will join the fleets of multiple IAG airlines, including Vueling and Level.

IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level. Earlier on Tuesday, the group also placed an order for 14 Airbus A321XLR, the extended long-range version of the A321neo, of which eight are destined for Iberia, while six will join Aer Lingus.

All main-line carriers of International Airlines Group are currently only operating the competing A320 and A320neo family as single-aisle aircraft.

The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft family is still grounded following two crashes in October last year, and March 2019.