British low cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 Airbus A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451. The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for the A320ceo Family with 321 ordered and also for the A320neo with 130 on order.
In the year that easyJet celebrates its 20th anniversary, earlier in April 2015, the airline took delivery of its 250th A320 aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of EasyJet commented: “Our mission is to make air travel easy and affordable and Airbus is a key partner in delivering this to our passengers. The A320neo with new seats will provide wonderful levels of comfort and space. It is also more fuel efficient – which will reduce emissions and provide lower costs per seat which will help keep fares low. The new quieter aircraft will reduce our impact on the communities who live near our airports. Our partnership with Airbus was built on the A320 Family and this will continue with the A320neo.”
The airline operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, the airline has taken delivery of an Airbus airliner on an average of every 16 days.