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easyJet places bumper A320neo family as Airbus ends 2023 on a high

Easyjet A320neo (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)

Easyjet A320neo (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)

UK leading low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) has given European airframer Airbus an end of year boost with an order for 157 A320neo family aircraft.

The order, which is subject to approval from easyJet shareholders , consists of 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft.

The aircraft will be used by easyJet to replace older Airbus A320 family aircraft as part of its fleet renewal policy.

“We are very pleased to be able to confirm this significant order which not only enables easyJet to replace its older aircraft with more efficient aircraft, a core component of our net zero roadmap, but also provides us ability for disciplined growth, including the significant opportunity that upgauging brings, “ commented Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet.

“With this order easyJet will be able to continue to cement its leading position at Europe’s primary airports and so we look forward to working in partnership with Airbus in the years to come.”

Airbus is delighted to be accompanying easyJet in its fleet growth and renewal. Its Airbus fleet allows easyJet to differentiate its offering in its competitive market with the most state-of-the-art, modern and comfortable aircraft,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.

easyJet and Airbus both are strong advocates for the aviation sector to de-carbonise. This significant investment into the most fuel efficient and SAF-capable aircraft is a testimony to our joint commitment in this respect. Bravo easyJet, and thank you!”

easyJet operates an all Airbus fleet and its order takes total orders for the A320neo family that Airbus has won to over 18,000.

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