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Aer Lingus Expands Long-Haul Fleet with New Planes

By Steve Wynne-Jones

IAG will provide Aer Lingus with two new planes to expand its long-haul fleet.

The Irish airline's new owner will add two Airbus 330-300s to the fleet. According to the Irish Times, the carrier will receive the new planes next year.

Spanish airline Iberia, which is also owned by IAG, will receive two new aircraft as well, as IAG announced it will covert a number of aircraft options to firm orders.

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IAG said the A330-2000 aircraft are fuel efficient and will have environmental and cost benefits to the airlines.

Since joining the British Airways parent company in mid-August in a €1.4 billion deal, Aer Lingus has recorded an operating profit of €45 million.

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