British Airways' new Airbus A380 arrives at a hanger after landing at Heathrow airport in London, in this file photograph dated July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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British Airways owner IAG SA said it's making progress in talks to add more wide-body jets at the U.K. carrier in order to tap surging demand after profit across the group jumped 68 percent in 2015 .Operating profit increased to 2.34 billion euros ($2.6 billion) from 1.39 billion euros in 2015, IAG said, with a similar gain forecast this year.Full-year earnings were in line with IAG's forecast for adjusted operating profit between 2.25 billion euros and 2.3 billion euros, while analysts had predicted a figure of 2.3 billion euros, and 3.1 billion euros this year.Earnings at Iberia showed an almost five-fold increase to 247 million euros in 2015, while BA boosted profit by 400 million pounds to 1.38 billion pounds and Vueling posted a 14 percent gain to 160 million euros.Aer Lingus will also get two A330s and IAG is converting options for re-engined A320neos to be allocated between its carriers later.
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