News // 28 February 2019
British Airways Orders 42 New Aircrafts – B777-9s
British Airways has placed an order for up to 42 B777-9
The deal consists of 18 firm orders, plus options on a further 24 aircrafts.
IAG says the B777-9s will be configured in four-class layout, with a total of 325 seats and will be used to replace fourteen B747-400s and four B777-200s between 2022 and 2025.
The list price is for the B777-9 powered by General Electic GE9X engines is around $442.2 million although negotiations have taken place and ‘a substantial discount from the list price’ has been agreed.
The news comes as BA prepares to welcome there first Airbus A350 aircraft into there fleet which will feature their carriers new Club World Seat, with a further 17 A350’s to commence service at a later date.Earlier this month European plane maker Airbus said it would stop building its A380 superjumbo.
Commenting on the news Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said:
“The new B777-9 is the world’s most fuel efficient long-haul aircraft and will bring many benefits to British Airways’ fleet. It’s the ideal replacement for the Boeing 747 and its size and range will be an excellent fit for the airline’s existing network.
“This aircraft will provide further cost efficiencies and environmental benefits with fuel cost per seat improvements of 30 per cent compared to the Boeing 747. It also provides an enhanced passenger experience”
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