IAG International Airlines Group is in talks with Boeing to accelerate its first B737 MAX deliveries by a year to 2022, CEO Willie Walsh told journalists during a quarterly earnings call.

"We are having very constructive discussions with Boeing. We are looking at bringing forward the delivery to 2022, which we think will be possible," he said.

The group tentatively committed to ordering 200 B737 MAX aircraft, including both B737-8s and B737-10s, during the 2019 Paris Air Show. Deliveries were planned between 2023 and 2027. IAG said in June that it anticipates that the aircraft will be used by a number of its subsidiary airlines including Vueling Airlines, LEVEL, and at British Airways' London Gatwick hub.

Walsh also said that the carrier holding was disappointed with delayed deliveries of the A321-200neo for Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) which he described as "unacceptable".

The Irish LCC has so far taken one A321neo(LR) - EI-LRA (msn 8887) - which entered revenue service between Dublin Int'l and Hartford Bradley on August 2, 2019, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Aer Lingus has six A321neo on order from Airbus. During the 2019 Paris Air Show, IAG ordered a further fourteen A321neo(XLR)s, including eight for Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) and six for Aer Lingus.