OREANDA-NEWS. International Airlines Group (IAG) is converting two Airbus 330-300 and two A330-200 longhaul aircraft options into firm orders for Aer Lingus and Iberia, respectively.

Aer Lingus will receive its aircraft in 2016 while Iberia's aircraft will be delivered between 2017 and 2018. They will enable the airlines to expand their existing longhaul fleets.

The modern, fuel efficient aircraft will bring both cost efficiencies and environmental benefits to the airlines.  These A330 options were first announced in September 2014.

IAG has also converted 15 Airbus 320neo options, announced in August 2013, into firm orders. The aircraft will be delivered between 2018 and 2021 and can be used by any airline in the Group for fleet replacement.