easyJet has decided to convert orders for 30 A320neos to the larger A321neo, the carrier announced last week.
The A321neos will be configured with seating for 235 passengers, providing a 26% increase in capacity over the 186-seat A320neo. First delivery is expected in summer 2018.
easyJet also expects significant fuel efficiencies, contributing to overall cost savings of 8/9%. Like easyJet’s A320neo aircraft, the A321neos will be powered by CFM’s LEAP-1A engines.
“These new aircraft will help us deliver our strategy of securing and growing our number one positions at Europe’s leading airports, which are generally slot constrained, while reducing our cost per seat,” easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall said.
easyJet’s A320 Family order now stands at 100 A320neo, thirty A321neo, and twenty-seven A320ceo.