EasyJet Exercises Options For More A319s | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.31.14/Oshkosh Day 4! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.31.14/Oshkosh Day 4 **
** Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3 **
** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **

Tue, Jun 26, 2007

EasyJet Exercises Options For More A319s

Carrier Has Received A New Jet Every 13 Days, On Average, Since 2003

EasyJet announced Monday it has reached agreement with Airbus to exercise existing options over 35 Airbus A319s for delivery during 2011 and 2012, to sustain the British low-cost carrier's long-term growth and help meet its goal of operating one of the youngest fleets of any major airline in Europe with 135 of the cleanest, quietest aircraft available in their class, said the company.

The total size of easyJet's order of Airbus aircraft, including options, first announced in October 2002, is 315. Monday's announcement means easyJet now has 120 aircraft on firm order with Airbus, with a list price of over $7 billion, and holds purchase rights for 88 more aircraft on top of that.

Airbus has delivered 105 A319s to easyJet since September 2003 -- that's a new jet every 13 days.

"This major new aircraft order supports our continuing and by 2012 we expect to have 229 aircraft and expects to carry in the region of 65 million passengers each year - making us one of Europe's larges airlines," said easyJet CEO Andy Harrison.

Airbus touts its A320 Family as some of the most environmentally-efficient aircraft available, and easyJet notes the A319s are roughly 15 percent more efficient per seat than the older-generation 737-300 aircraft they will replace in its fleet. Combined with its practice of higher seat densities and higher load factors, easyJet says it emits nearly 27 percent fewer emissions per passenger mile than a traditional airline flying similar routes.

"Last week easyJet outlined its demands for the next generation of aircraft technology from 2015 and unveiled its 'easyJet ecoJet' design of concept," Harrison continued. "In the intervening years, easyJet is proud to operate one of the youngest fleets of clean, quiet aircraft of any major airline in Europe. Our combination of a modern fleet, with an average age of 2.3 years, and high utilization means that we emit nearly 27 percent fewer emissions per passenger mile than traditional airlines flying similar routes."

According to Bloomberg, the carrier started 14 new routes this year and will add 16 before the end of the year and expects to increase its capacity by 15 percent in the next 12 months. The company opened its 17th base in Madrid in February.

"Our partnership with easyJet is strong and we're proud of it. We're very proud our aircraft continue to be recognized as offering the best environmental and operational performance in their class. With the widest fuselage in the single aisle market, allowing quicker turnaround times, the A320 family really does help increase productivity," said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer - Customers.

FMI: www.easyjet.com, www.airbus.com

Advertisement

More News

Innovative OSH14 Sponsor, iFlightPlanner, Provides Expert Guidance

What is iFlightPlanner? iFlightPlanner is general aviation’s most comprehensive suite of easy-to-use flight planning tools for private and corporate pilots. Featuring iFlight>[...]

Futuristic OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Beyond The Blue' - The Inside Story Of The XPRIZE

Meet Jim Campbell--Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, At Sportys Pilot Shop--Display Area #260A, At 1300 Each Day And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!! To Aviation Journalist and >[...]

Airborne 07.29.14, OSH14 Day 2: Mooney Delivers, AEA ADS-B Bucks, Perlan Project

Also: Hartzell Accessorizes, Lycoming's 85th, New Continental Diesel, Pelton Intvw-Part 2, DeltaHawk Diesel Update Mooney CEO Dr. Jerry Chen handed the keys for the first new Accla>[...]

IMC CLubs Leads The Way To OSH14 Special Event Coverage

IMC Clubs: Building Instrument Proficiency Through Community When it comes to flying, there is no substitute for proficiency and training. And maybe nowhere is that more important >[...]

Electrifying OSH2014 Sponsor: Concorde Batteries

Concorde Charges Up Our Oshkosh 2014 Coverage! Concorde Battery Corporation has been in the battery manufacturing business for over 30 years and is the world leader in Valve Regula>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC