EasyJet orders 15 Airbus A320s

City A.M. Reporter
Low-cost airline easyJet has confirmed an order for 15 Airbus A320 aircraft and switched a deal for the delivery of 20 A319 aircraft to the larger A320 to help it gain share in the European market.

The company also said it had secured options over a further 33 A320 aircraft, taking its total number of options to 42, and strengthening its relationship with the European manufacturer.

It currently operates 185 A320 family aircraft and eight Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

EasyJet said it had been granted substantial price concession from Airbus and its engine maker on the total list price of about $1.1bn (£711m) for the 15 A320s.

Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said the orders would help deliver easyJet's growth strategy, whilst providing even more flight capacity for passengers.

EasyJet, which switched allegiance from Boeing to Airbus in 2002, said it continued to maintain a productive dialogue with the US manufacturer Boeing on its current and future programmes.