IAG International Airlines Group is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about an order for at least 20 widebody jets to replace some of the B777s operated by British Airways, Bloomberg has reported citing inside sources.

Talks are at an early stage and the potential order announcement is not imminent, the report said.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the British carrier operates forty-three B777-200ERs, which are 23.6 years old on average, and a much younger subfleet of sixteen B777-300(ER)s, which are only 9.1 years old on average. The carrier's widebody fleet also comprises sixteen A350-900s (two more on order), twelve A380-800s, twelve B787-8s, eighteen B787-9s, and seven B787-10s. It has a further eleven B787-10s and eighteen B777-9s on firm orders from Boeing.

IAG's widebody fleet also comprises A330-200s and A330-300s operated by both Iberia (including under the LEVEL brand) and Aer Lingus, and A350-900s at Iberia.