easyJet reaches new milestone with 200th aircraft

easyJet is celebrating the latest milestone in its development with the addition of its 200 Airbus aircraft to the fleet.

To celebrate the occasion, easyJet and Airbus unveiled an A320 in a unique all orange colour scheme.

Its maiden flight with passengers from Toulouse for Paris and then onto London, was appropriately given flight number EZY200.

“Our ambition is to become Europe’s preferred airline. We’re already Britain’s biggest – carrying more passengers than the others put together.

“We aim to Turn Europe Orange and the special livery on our 200th aircraft embodies that ambition!,” said Carol Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive.

easyJet already operates the world’s largest fleet of A319s with over 166 in service today.

It celebrated a fleet of 100 aircraft as recently as 2005.