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BA orders 8 Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010

BA orders 8 Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010

LONDON (Thomson Financial) – British Airways has ordered 8 new Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010.

The airline said the order is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet across its network.

BA also said it will upgrade its Gatwick short-haul fleet by replacing the oldest 14 Boeing 737s with Airbus A319 aircraft.

‘We have made considerable progress at Gatwick, particularly on costs,’ said chief executive Willie Walsh. ‘Gatwick is an important part of our short-haul strategy and replacing the older Boeing 737 fleet with Airbus aircraft will give us flexibility across both airports This is the first step towards a single short-haul fleet.’

paul.sandle@thomson.com

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