EasyJet continues to have confidence in the Airbus A320neo programme, with the airline converting 17 held options into orders.
The conversion of the options to orders will allow Airbus to continue deliveries to EasyJet through to 2023.
The airline now holds orders for 147 A320neo family aircraft – 30 of which are the A321neo.
It also increases the total amount of Airbus aircraft ordered by EasyJet to 468. Currently the airline operates 316 A320 Family including 17 A320neo and three A321neo aircraft.
EasyJet use the Leap CFM engines, set up with 186 seats delivered in a single class configuration.
On the order Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer states:
“This repeat order cements easyJet’s position as the largest European operator of our leading A320 family,”
“We are delighted that our aircraft keep contributing to easyJet’s ongoing success.”
It might be a options conversion for Airbus, but it seems EasyJet has confidence in its business to operate its current network – as well as future network development.