easyJet Selects Airbus A320neo for Fleet Development

EZY A320 NEO copyUK low-cost carrier easyJet has announced it has chosen the Airbus A320neo for its future fleet requirements after a: “thorough technical evaluation.”
The airline says based on its forecasts, the A320 was selected for offering: “the best productivity, lowest operating cost and best fuel efficiency of any single aisle aircraft in the 180 seat sector.”  Currently easyJet operates a fleet largely based on the smaller A319 seating 156 passengers.
Subject to its shareholders’ approval, easyJet has identified a future need for 100 A320neo aircraft.  These will be preceded by 35 A320ceo aircraft equipped with Sharklets.  Of the 135 aircraft, 85 will be for replacement.
The airline operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks, and is the UK’s largest airline, carrying 55 million passenger a year. It is also the largest A320 Family customer and operator in Europe.