EasyJet becomes Airbus' largest customer
Posted on Saturday 05 March 2011
Indian travelers on easyJet flights can expect more updated amenities in the future, as the airline recently announced that it has ordered 15 Airbus A320 aircraft, in addition to a previous purchase of 20 A319 models.
The new jets bring the carrier's fleet up to more than 240 aircraft from its current 182, making it Airbus' biggest customer.
"[The purchase order] will help deliver EasyJet's strategy of continued profitable growth, whilst providing even more flight capacity for our passengers," the airline's chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said in a press release.
EasyJet's chief operating officer, John Leahy, touted Airbus for its excellence in the aviation industry.
"The A320 is the industry benchmark for passenger comfort, reliability, productivity and eco-efficiency," he said.
Airbus has manufactured more than 6,800 A320-Family models, which include A318, A319, A320 and A321 versions. The company spends 100 million euros each year to provide air passengers and carriers with the latest in aviation technology and comfort.
EasyJet services 125 destinations in nearly 30 countries around the world, flying nearly 50 million passengers in 2010.
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