At the list price, the 50 737 MAX cost 6.25 billion dollars, but IAG specifies in its press release that it has benefited from a “substantial” discount.

"IAG has entered into an agreement with Boeing to order 25 737-8200 and 25 737-10 aircraft, plus 100 options," the carrier said in its statement, adding that the planes are to be delivered between 2023 and 2027.

The order still needs to be validated by the shareholders.

"These new, latest-generation devices are more fuel-efficient than those they replace and in line with our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050," said Luis Gallego, IAG's chief executive, in the press release.

Almost three years ago, before the pandemic, Boeing announced at the Paris Air Show a letter of intent from IAG for 200 MAX, in the midst of a crisis for the manufacturer after two air crashes of this model of aircraft.

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