Airbus secures sale of 12 A320neos with Europe’s easyJet

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) – Airbus said British budget carrier easyJet will buy 12 more A320neos it previously had options to purchase, pushing the airline’s total order for the single-aisle plane to 159.

The airline operates mostly across Europe with a fleet of entirely Airbus aircraft, serving 155 European airports. The list price of the A320neo in 2018 was USD110.6 million, making the order for 12 worth about USD1.3 billion. Airlines, however, typically negotiate better prices. The announcement was made yesterday, the third day of the biennial Dubai Airshow.

Airbus on Monday secured USD30 billion in sales at the airshow while competitor Boeing got a boost for its troubled 737 Max jets grounded around the world when Turkey’s SunExpress announced it would purchase 10 more for its fleet.

People visit planes during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. PHOTO: AP