IAG International Airlines Group has signed an agreement with an unspecified third party - believed to be a lessor - for the delivery of seven A321neo (Long Range) twinjets to its Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) unit Bloomberg has reported quoting informed sources.

According to the report, the transaction may be officially confirmed later this month, when fellow IAG sister carrier British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) reports its full-year results.

The aircraft will likely arrive from 2019 onwards and will be used to replace a quartet of B757-200s leased from ASL Airlines Ireland (ABR, Dublin Int'l) for North American flights.