easyJet has firmed up an order for 56 Airbus A320neo family aircraft in a deal announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.
The package of 56 aircraft includes the conversion of 18 A320neo aircraft to the larger A321neo.
Kenton Jarvis, CFO for easyJet, said: “We believe this order will support positive returns for the business and the delivery of our strategic objectives. The new aircraft are aligned with easyJet’s sustainability strategy, with the adoption of the more efficient new technology aircraft being a core component of easyJet’s path to net zero emissions. Alongside this, the new aircraft are significantly quieter, with half the noise footprint of the older aircraft they are replacing.”
The news will be welcome by Airbus who have had a relatively lacklustre airshow just 29 new orders compared to Boeings 245. The easyJet order is a firming up and not a new order.
Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. added: “easyJet has democratised flying for millions of travellers and we are delighted this latest agreement for 56 A320neo Family aircraft not only future proofs its growth as traffic rebounds, but also lays the foundations for its sustainability journey”