easyjet says agrees to buy 15 Airbus A320 planes

4th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

British no-frills airline easyJet on Tuesday said it had agreed to buy 15 Airbus A320 single-aisle planes worth 1.1 billion dollars (824 million euros) and has secured an option to buy another 33.

"easyJet plc today announced that it has reached agreement with Airbus to exercise existing options over 15 Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery between 2012 and 2014 and to secure new options over a further 33 A320 aircraft."

It added that "whilst the total list price for the 15 new A320 aircraft should be approximately 1.1 billion dollars... easyJet has been granted substantial confidential price concessions" from European planemaker Airbus.

© 2011 AFP

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