Easyjet will add 56 Airbus A320neo narrowbodies to its fleet under a deal announced on Wednesday during the Farnborough Airshow. As part of its fleet renewal program, the UK-based low-cost carrier will now take 18 of the larger A321neo aircraft in place of the A320neo.
The airline already operates more than 300 examples of the A320 family, including a mix of the A319, A320ceo, A320neo, and A321neo. It serves more than 1,000 routes connecting 130 European airports in 31 countries.
Airbus says the A320neo aircraft burn at least 20 percent less fuel than earlier generation single-aisle airliners. The manufacturer has delivered more than 8,100 units to 130 customers.
Meanwhile, in other business announced at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, Azerbaijan Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing covering four 787-7 widebodies. The central Asian carrier already has a pair of Dreamliners and aims to expand its fleet to 10 by 2030.
According to Boeing, the 787-8 reduces fuel and carbon emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared with the aircraft it is replacing. It can operate on sectors of up to around 7,350 nm in a two-class configuration.