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A320neo easyJet – 350th aircraft – close-up on sharklet.

Airbus Draws Multi-Billion Order from Budget Carrier

June 21, 2022
A total of 74 new A320neo series aircraft will be supplied to U.K.-based easyJet, beginning in 2026, under a new contract that could be worth up to $6.5 billion.

The U.K. low-cost airline easyJet confirmed it will buy 56 new Airbus A320neo aircraft and convert existing orders for 18 A320neo jets to A321neo models. The OEM has not confirmed the contract, though the list price for such a purchase could be nearly $6.5 billion.

Based in London and serving more than 30 European destinations, easyJet operates an all-Airbus fleet of 324 A320 and A320neo series aircraft. It has orders in place for 162 more A320neos of different configurations.

The A320neo series jets are narrow-body aircraft powered by CFM International LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G geared turbofan engines, and featuring sharklet wings, as part of fuel-saving design. Airbus maintains that the A320neo series achieves 15-20% greater fuel efficiency than the previous A320 series.

Deliveries for the new aircraft will begin in 2026 and continue to 2029, as easyJet replaces older A319 and A320 jets.

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