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2015-04-22 easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircrafteasyJet operates Europe's largest and the world's fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet.
easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline's 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft.
As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented: "Taking delivery of our 250th Airbus helps us to continue to make travel easy and affordable and on our journey to become Europe's leading airline. This milestone symbolizes the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet.
The airline flies 234 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. Currently easyJet fly a fleet of 85 A320s (180 seats) and 149 A319s (156 seats).
Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days since the first delivery.
easyJet has 158 aircraft currently on order, and in terms of total aircraft orders is Airbus' third biggest airline customer.
Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, said: "It is hugely satisfying to witness easyJet's tremendous growth and market success - and that they have achieved all of this with Airbus as their major partner. easyJet's massive investment in A320 Family aircraft, as well as their large order for 100 A320neos, is a great endorsement for our A320 Family, and demonstrates easyJet's commitment to operating the most modern, productive and comfortable aircraft."
With over 11,550 aircraft ordered, and almost 6,500 aircraft delivered to over 315 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world's best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.