Airbus has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023, exercising purchase rights to firm orders for 17 A320neo. This takes its combined order for the NEO to 147 (including 30 A321neo) and means easyJet has ordered 468 A320 Family aircraft to date.
“This repeat order cements easyJet’s position as the largest European operator of our leading A320 family,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus’ chief commercial officer. “We are delighted that our aircraft keep contributing to easyJet’s ongoing success.”
The aircraft are configured with 186 seats in a single class configuration and powered by Leap CFM engines.
The airline currently operates a fleet of 316 A320 Family including 17 A320neo and three A321neo, making it the world’s largest airline operator of Airbus’ single aisle aircraft. EasyJet currently serves over 130 European airports in some 31 countries operating over 1,000 routes.