easyJet orders over 150 new Airbus aircraft

In another sign of continued growth, easyJet has confirmed a firm order of 157 Airbus A320neo aircraft, plus 100 purchase rights

This order includes both A320neo and A321neo models, with deliveries scheduled between the fiscal years 2029 and 2034. Additionally, 35 existing orders for A320neo aircraft will be upgraded to the larger A321neo model.

This strategic move is part of easyJet’s capacity growth plans, allowing for the expansion of its fleet with new aircraft and the replacement of older A319s. Furthermore, approximately half of the A320ceo aircraft in the current fleet will be replaced, contributing to the airline’s commitment to disciplined growth, cost efficiency, and sustainability improvements.

EasyJet currently operates 69 A320neo Family aircraft and has an existing order with Airbus for an additional 158 A320neo Family aircraft to be delivered by FY29. By securing this new order, easyJet ensures access to future delivery slots between FY29 and FY34, which are limited in the market for narrow-body aircraft. This enables the airline to maintain its scale by replacing retiring aircraft and supports its growth strategy. The deal also includes 100 purchase rights, offering potential for further expansion.

A key aspect of this order is the adoption of new technology aircraft, aligning with easyJet’s path to achieving net zero carbon emissions. The new aircraft promise a 13% to 30% improvement in unit fuel burn efficiency, depending on the replaced model, and are significantly quieter, halving the noise footprint compared to older aircraft.