easyJet has confirmed a firm order for 56 A320neo Family aircraft following shareholder approval. The order is part of easyJet’s fleet renewal and up-gauging, cost and sustainability enhancements to the business, and will be delivered between 2026 and 2029.
Additionally, an existing order for 18 A320neo family planes will be converted into orders for 18 A321neo aircraft. Those conversions will land between 2024 and 2027.
The new aircraft are aligned with the airline’s sustainability strategy, with the adoption of the more efficient new technology aircraft being a core component of easyJet’s path to net zero emissions. Alongside this, the new aircraft are significantly quieter, with half the noise footprint of the older aircraft they are replacing.Kenton Jarvis, CFO for easyJet
The airline currently operates a fleet of over 300 A320 Family including the A319, A320ceo, A320neo and A321neo, making it the world’s largest airline operator of Airbus’ single aisle aircraft.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 20% fuel saving.