Aer Lingus Group placed an order for six A330-300Es and six A350 XWBs, with deliveries commencing in 2009 and running though 2014. The carrier also holds the option to purchase a further six A350s for delivery by 2018 as part of an order valued at $2.4 billion at catalog prices. It noted in a stock exchange filing that "substantial discounts off the catalog prices have been negotiated." The transaction is subject to shareholder approval. "These aircraft are key to our growth ambitions which ...

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