Lower prices of Airbus A380s could potentially trigger increased purchases: AIG Group’s Chief Willie Walsh

A more aggressive pricing strategy for the super jumbo jet is likely to boost sales.

IAG’s CEO disclosed the airliner would consider purchasing more A380 jets if Airbus were to lower their prices.

“The pricing that Airbus has offered in the past is unacceptable to us,” said Willie Walsh, IAG’s Chief Executive.

“We’ve said very clearly to Airbus if they want to sell A380s they need to be aggressive on pricing and when they work out how to sell the aircraft, knock on our door and we’ll talk to them,” said Walsh.

IAG, the owner of Iberia and British Airways, already operates 12 A380s.

Walsh clarified that the airline is not currently negotiating for more A380s with Airbus.

He went on to add, IAG is in the final stages of interviews to appoint a CEO for its low cost long-haul airline, Level, which was set up last year and operates from Barcelona.


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