After receiving approval from its shareholders, easyJet has firmed up the purchase of 100 A320neo and 35 A320 current engine option jets. Airbus and...

After receiving approval from its shareholders, easyJet has firmed up the purchase of 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo (current engine option) jets.

Airbus and easyJet announced the initial agreement on June 18, at the Paris Air Show 2013. EasyJet reportedly will use all 35 of the A320ceo aircraft and 50 0f the A320neos to replace Airbus A319 jets currently in its fleet.


Following an initial order for 100 Airbus A320neo jets (plus purchase rights on 100 more) firmed on July 11, 2013, the A320neo is set to become the backbone of UK low-cost carrier easyJet's fleet until at least the mid-2020s. The airline also plans to operate more than 100 A320 current engine option jets, ordering another 35 on July 11, 2013 along with the A320neos

Following an initial order for 100 Airbus A320neo jets (plus purchase rights on 100 more) firmed on July 11, 2013, the A320neo is set to become the backbone of UK low-cost carrier easyJet’s fleet until at least the mid-2020s. The airline also plans to operate more than 100 A320 current engine option jets, ordering another 35 on July 11, 2013 along with the A320neos

 

The agreement was concluded following a thorough technical and economical evaluation. The deal is also widely reported to include purchase rights on an additional 100 Airbus A320neo jets.

“We are delighted that the easyJet board has now confirmed the order. The A320 Family aircraft have the tallest and widest cabin of any single aisle aircraft for added passenger space and comfort,” says John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer – customers.

The order by easyJet sustains nearly 2,500 jobs as well as some 7,500 jobs in the extended supply chain in the UK, according to Airbus.

After receiving approval from its shareholders, easyJet firmed a fleet-renewal purchase of 100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos on July 11, 2013. The initial agreement to order was announced in June 2013, at the Paris Air Show. EasyJet also acquired purchase rights on a further 100 A320neos

After receiving approval from its shareholders, easyJet firmed a fleet-renewal purchase of 100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos on July 11, 2013. The initial agreement to order was announced in June 2013, at the Paris Air Show. EasyJet also acquired purchase rights on a further 100 A320neos

 

EasyJet operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks and is the UK’s largest airline, carrying 55 million passengers a year.

In addition, easyJet is also the largest Airbus A320-family customer and operator in Europe.

To date, 9,792 A320-family jets have been ordered and nearly 5,650 delivered to more than 380 customers and operators.

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