New easyJet every two weeks

2011-05-26 21:18

Cape Town - The world’s youngest and quickest airline, easyJet, have just acquired their 200th Airbus.

To celebrate, easyJet and Airbus unveiled an A320 in a unique all orange colour scheme. Its maiden flight with passengers from Toulouse for Paris and then onto London was appropriately given flight number EZY200.

“Our ambition is to become Europe’s preferred airline.  We’re already Britain’s’ biggest – carrying more passengers than the others put together.  We aim to Turn Europe Orange and the special livery on our 200th aircraft embodies that ambition!,’ said Carol Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO.

easyJet already operates the world’s largest fleet of A319s with over 166 in service today. Including their A320s, which have recently joined the fleet, the airline has grown to be Europe’s largest A320 Family operator. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 14 days over the last eight years.

With over 7 000 aircraft ordered, and more than 4 600 aircraft delivered to over 330 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.