Airbus delivers 250th aircraft to easyjet
easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 aircraft, the wings for the A320 are made at their Broughton factory in Flintshire.
To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented:
“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 symbolizes the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet.”
easyJet flies 234 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries.
The lowcost carrier operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003.
easyJet has 158 aircraft currently on order, and in terms of total aircraft orders is Airbus’ third biggest airline customer. Currently easyJet fly a fleet of 85 A320s (180 seats) and 149 A319s (156 seats).
Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes said:
“It is hugely satisfying to witness easyJet’s tremendous growth and market success – and that they have achieved all of this with Airbus as their major partner, 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.”
Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days to easyjet since the first delivery in 2003 Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com