A321neo delivery delays force International Airlines Group to revise its route plans

London - Airbus has recently announced that it would lessen its A321neo deliveries up to 30 aircraft in 2019 due to the setbacks at the Final Assembly Lines in Hamburg, Germany.

The setbacks are largely related to increased demand for the European manufacturer's complex Airbus Cabin Flex layout that is installed on the A321neos and A321LRs.

We’ve spent a lot of time with Airbus and it’s very clear that the A321 Hamburg issues are going to take some time to fix,

IAG CEO Willie Walsh said, during the presentation of the Group's third-quarter earnings on Oct. 31.

Walsh also said the delays were disappointing and could affect IAG’s network planning and growth strategy in the next two years.

International Airlines Group (IAG) is an Anglo-Spanish multinational airline company with its registered office in Madrid, Spain and its operational headquarters in London.

International Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling. This week, the Group IAG has announced that they’ve signed an agreement to acquire Air Europa for €1 billion.