Easyjet announced a proposed agreement for the purchase of 157 aircraft from Airbusa transaction that represents nearly 20 billion dollars in total at list price.
By proposing this agreement to the European aircraft manufacturer, the British low cost wants to ensure the delivery of these 157 aircraft – of which 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo– between fiscal years 2029 and 2034. The agreement includes an option to purchase 100 additional devices. These purchases will “enabling easyJet to modernize its fleet and grow beyond 2028 while generating substantial benefits in cost savings and sustainability», Commented its general director Johan Lundgren.
“ The group’s ability to maintain its route network, retain attractive slots and grow depends on the timely delivery of aircraft. Delivery slots for single-aisle aircraft with around 200 seats are very limited until at least 2029, both at Airbus and Boeing. easyJet anticipates that this limitation will be extended to 2030 and beyond, starting next year. By placing an order now easyJet secures a supply of future delivery slots between FY 2029 and FY 2034 to maintain its current size by replacing aircraft that leave the fleet, enabling easyJet to execute on its strategy of disciplined growth », Specified the British low cost company in a press release.
This purchase proposal announced by easyJet management must still be submitted for approval to the airline’s shareholders at a general meeting organized by the end of the year.
EasyJet currently operates 60 single-aisle A320neo family aircraft in its fleet. It expects, by fiscal year 2029, deliveries of a previous order of 158 A320neos – including 35 A320neos converted into A321neos at the request of easyJet.