UK budget carrier EasyJet has exercised options on 52 more Airbus A319 aircraft and taken options on a further 75 A320 family aircraft.
EasyJet initially ordered 120 A319s in December 2002, placing options on another 120 aircraft at the same time.
It firmed 20 of these options in December last year and today says it has exercised options on another 52 A319s, subject to shareholder approval. These aircraft are for delivery between 2008 and 2010. EasyJet’s A319 aircraft are powered by CFM International CFM56 engines.
The deal means 192 of the 240 aircraft covered by EasyJet’s original agreement with Airbus have been converted into firm orders, 88 of which have already been delivered.
EasyJet has also taken on options on 75 more A320 aircraft, taking its total options on A320 family aircraft to 123.