EasyJet takes delivery of 250th Airbus

EasyJet takes delivery of 250th Airbus

EasyJet has taken delivery its 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft.

The new A320 carries a special livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft.

The low cost carrier has 158 aircraft on order, and is Airbus’ third biggest airline customer in terms of total orders.

EasyJet’s current fleet comprises of 85 A320s with 180 seats and 149 A319s with a capacity for 156 passengers.

Since the airline took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2003, the European manufacturer has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days since.

Airbus executive vice president and head of programmes, Didier Evrard, said: “EasyJet’s massive investment in A320 family aircraft, as well as their large order for 100 A320neos, is a great endorsement for our A320 family, and demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to operating the most modern, productive and comfortable aircraft.”

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall said: “Taking delivery of our 250th Airbus helps us to continue to make travel easy and affordable and on our journey to become Europe’s leading airline. This milestone symbolises the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet.

“It was only four years ago that we celebrated our 200th aircraft delivery.

“With the 250th aircraft delivery easyJet is the world’s youngest airline to reach a fleet of 250 Airbus aircraft also achieving it in the fastest time.”

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