easyJet Orders 157 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

easyJet Airbus A320neo Order

easyJet has taken a significant step in its fleet renewal and upgauging strategy by confirming a substantial order of 157 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This firm order, which has received shareholder approval, is a blend of 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft. It also includes the conversion of an existing order for 35 A320neo into the larger A321neo variant. This move aligns with easyJet’s commitment to sustainability, playing a crucial role in its net zero roadmap.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, expressed enthusiasm about the order, highlighting it as a pivotal element for the airline’s future. This investment allows easyJet to upgrade its fleet with more efficient aircraft, providing opportunities for disciplined growth and capitalizing on the benefits of upgauging. Lundgren emphasized the order’s role in reinforcing easyJet’s strong presence at Europe’s leading airports and the ongoing partnership with Airbus.

easyJet Airbus A320neo Order
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Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus, applauded easyJet’s commitment to fleet growth and renewal. He pointed out that easyJet’s choice of Airbus aircraft enables the airline to distinguish itself in a competitive market through state-of-the-art, modern, and comfortable airplanes. Both Airbus and easyJet are strong proponents of aviation sector decarbonization, and this investment in fuel-efficient and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)-capable aircraft signifies their joint commitment to this goal.

About the A320neo Family

The Airbus A320neo Family, recognized as the world’s most popular single-aisle aircraft, has garnered over 18,000 orders from nearly 140 customers globally. The A321neo, as the largest member of the A320neo Family, stands out for its exceptional range and performance. With new generation engines and Sharklets, the A321neo achieves a significant reduction in noise and over 20% savings in fuel and CO2 emissions compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft. Furthermore, the A321neo enhances passenger comfort with the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky.

All Airbus aircraft, including the entire A320 Family, are already capable of operating with up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. This capability is a step towards Airbus’ goal of enabling all its aircraft to operate with up to 100% SAF by 2030, demonstrating the manufacturer’s dedication to environmental sustainability in aviation.

To date, the A321neo has seen significant global interest, with over 5,600 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide. This popularity underscores the aircraft’s appeal to airlines looking for efficient, comfortable, and environmentally friendly options to modernize their fleets.

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