easyJet orders 36 Airbus planes as revenues continue to rise

easyJet orders 36 Airbus planes as revenues continue to rise

easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451.

The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for the A320ceo Family with 321 ordered and also for the A320neo with 130 on order.

In the year that easyJet celebrates its 20th anniversary, earlier in April 2015, the airline took delivery of its 250th A320 aircraft.

As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.

“Our mission is to make air travel easy and affordable and Airbus is a key partner in delivering this to our passengers.

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“The A320neo with new seats will provide wonderful levels of comfort and space.  It is also more fuel efficient - which will reduce emissions and provide lower costs per seat which will help keep fares low.

“The new quieter aircraft will reduce our impact on the communities who live near our airports. Our partnership with Airbus was built on the A320 Family and this will continue with the A320neo,” said Carolyn McCall, chief executive, easyJet.‎‎‎

The news comes as easyJet revealed it has seen passenger numbers increase by six per cent to 68.6 million for the year to September 30th.

Reporting the airline’s annual results, easyJet confirmed earlier total revenue increased by 3.5 per cent to £4,686 million and by 6.5 per cent on a constant currency basis.

Revenue per seat increased by 1.5 per cent year-on-year on a constant currency basis, while capacity grew by five per cent to 75 million seats.

McCall added: “Our outlook for the longer term is positive.

“We expect demand in our markets to be sustained and for easyJet to continue to be a winner in its markets.

“We will see passenger growth of seven per cent a year, sustaining margins through rigorous cost control and the benefit of fleet up-gauging, resulting in positive profit momentum. 

“We remain totally focused on our network advantage, digital leadership and offering our customers great low fares and service.

“We continue to invest in profitable growth, ensuring our digital advantage and giving our customer good value fares.”