EasyJet takes delivery of first A321neo, will be based at Gatwick

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easyJet’s total fleet today 18 July 2018 comprises 308 aircraft, split between 156-seat Airbus A319s, 180-seat A320s, 186-seat A320s and now the 235-seat A321.
easyJet’s total fleet today 18 July 2018 comprises 308 aircraft, split between 156-seat Airbus A319s, 180-seat A320s, 186-seat A320s and now the 235-seat A321.

LOW COST carrier easyJet has taken delivery of their first A321neo aircraft, which will be based at Gatwick, outside London.

The A321neo which – with a 235 seat configuration – is easyJet’s largest capacity aircraft with around 30% more seats on board compared to an A320.

Last year, easyJet announced an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 existing A320neo orders to the A321neo aircraft with a 235-seat configuration, part of the existing easyJet Airbus agreement dating from 2013.

The new plane will fly to Malaga, Alicante and Palma.

“We are delighted to mark the delivery of our first A321neo aircraft today. This larger aircraft will enable us deliver our strategy of securing and growing our number one positions at Europe’s leading and slot-constrained airports,” Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s CEO told reporters.

“It will also provide easyJet with the lowest operating costs in the single aisle aircraft category with unit cost savings which are estimated to be up to 9% better than an A320neo and around 21% better than an A319.

Since the delivery of easyJet’s first Airbus A320 family aircraft 15 years ago the airline has taken over 300 new aircraft deliveries.

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