British Airways owner orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX jets

British Airways parent company IAG says it has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at a ‘substantial’ discount for fleet replacement by any airline in the group. – EPA pic, May 19, 2022.

BRITISH Airways owner IAG said today it has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft worth US$6.25 billion (RM27.5 billion) at list prices in a boost for the crisis-hit jet after two deadly crashes.

The news comes amid recovery in the global aviation sector, which was ravaged by the deadly Covid pandemic, but analysts expressed doubt over whether it was a vote of confidence for Boeing or the industry.

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