Easyjet wants to buy another 56 Airbus jets


Easyjet is said to be exercising purchase rights and options from a previous contract.

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Luton The British low-cost airline Easyjet wants to push ahead with the renewal of its fleet with another major purchase from Airbus. The airline announced on Tuesday that it is planning to purchase 56 medium-haul jets from the A320neo model family. To this end, they have reached a conditional agreement with Airbus.

According to the information, Easyjet exercises purchase rights and options from a previous contract. In addition, the low-cost airline follows the trend towards larger machines: Instead of the 18 aircraft already ordered in the standard version A320neo, Airbus is to deliver the same number in the long version A321neo.

The delivery of the machines that have already been ordered is scheduled for 2024 to 2027. The 56 additional jets are expected to join the Easyjet fleet between 2026 and 2029. They are intended to replace older machines of the short version A319 and older Airbus A320.

The large order makes Airbus shares rise. The papers gain two percent at the top to 98.98 euros and are thus one of the strongest Dax values. After initial losses, Easyjet shares are slightly up.

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