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easyJet confirms a ‘significant order’ for new ‘efficient aircraft’ after shareholder approval

by LLB Finance Reporter
19th Dec 23 2:13 pm

easyJet has confirmed on Tuesday that they have placed a “significant order” for new “efficient aircraft” after receiving shareholder approval.

The budget airline has agreed to buy 101 A321neo and 56 A320neo aircraft from Aribus which will be delivered between October 2028 and September 2034.

In the three months to the end of September the budget airline made a record profit of between £650 million and £670 million.

There was an increase of 8% in passenger numbers along with a 9% hike in fares.

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said, “We are very pleased to be able to confirm this significant order, which not only enables easyJet to replace its older aircraft with more efficient aircraft a core component of our net zero roadmap, but also provides us the ability for disciplined growth, including the significant opportunity that upgauging brings.

“With this order, easyJet will be able to continue to cement its leading position at Europe’s primary airports and so we look forward to working in partnership with Airbus in the years to come.”

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Airbus chief commercial officer and head of international Christian Scherer said, “Airbus is delighted to be accompanying easyJet in its fleet growth and renewal.

“Its Airbus fleet allows easyJet to differentiate its offering in its competitive market with the most state-of-the-art, modern and comfortable aircraft.

“EasyJet and Airbus both are strong advocates for the decarbonisation of the aviation sector and so this significant investment into the most fuel-efficient and SAF (sustainable aviation fuel)-capable aircraft is a testimony to our joint commitment in this respect.

“Bravo easyJet, and thank you.”

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