EasyJet confirmed its planned purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft, consisting of 100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos. The initial agreement was announced earlier in June, reports Airbus.
The A320 has a capacity of about 180 seats. The order by EasyJet sustains nearly 2,500 jobs as well as some 7,500 in the extended supply chain in the UK.
EasyJet operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks, and is the UK’s largest airline, carrying 55 million passenger a year. In addition, easyJet is also the largest A320 Family customer and operator in Europe.
So far more than 9,500 A320s in various versions have been ordered. By July 2013 5,600 have been delivered to over 380 customers.