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easyJet Takes Delivery of Their 400th Airbus Aircraft at Hamburg-Finkenwerder

easyJet has taken delivery of their 400th Airbus aircraft, and a 321neo, at Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder site.  Following a handover ceremony at the Hamburg FAL, the aircraft took off on its inaugural flight to easyJet’s Berlin base.

easyJet Celebrates the Delivery of Their 400th Airbus Aircraft in Hamburg on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Courtesy easyJet

On Tuesday (April 9, 2024), easyJet announced that they have taken delivery of the 400th Airbus Aircraft at Airbus’ Hamburg-Finkenwerder final assembly line (FAL) site.  Following a handover celebration, the aircraft, an Airbus A321neo, took off on its inaugural flight to the carrier’s Berlin base and maintenance site, where it will be prepared for entry into passenger revenue service.  The milestone 400th delivery coincides with easyJet’s 20th anniversary of operations in Germany.  easyJet’s newest Airbus A321neo features a special livery design, with the number ‘400’ made up of miniature aircraft, and the delivery flight to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) was conducted with 5.0 percent SAF. 

Speaking on the milestone 400th Airbus aircraft delivery, easyJet’s Chief Operating Officer, David Morgan, said,

“We are really pleased to take delivery of our 400th aircraft from Airbus which also coincided with our 20th anniversary of operating in Germany.  As we continue our fleet renewal programme with more fuel-efficient, quieter aircraft from the A320neo family we are proud to continue working with Airbus and CFM who both have a tenacious approach to manufacturing and sustainability and continue to be reliable partners for easyJet.”

Also commenting on the occasion, Airbus’ EVP – Sales, Commercial Aircraft, Benoit de Saint Exupéry, added,

“It’s a mark of easyJet’s commitment to minimise fuel burn and emissions by operating the latest technology aircraft, that it has taken a little over 20 years to deliver its 400th Airbus aircraft, averaging an impressive 20 new Airbus aircraft deliveries every year, since 2003.”

easyJet’s newest Airbus A321neo features a special livery design, with the number ‘400’ made up of miniature aircraft - Courtesy easyJet

Since taking delivery of their first Airbus A320 Family jet 20 years ago, easyJet has become the world’s largest operator of the type, with over 330 aircraft currently in service.  The carrier also recently confirmed an order for 157 additional A320neo Family aircraft, including 56 A320neos and 101 A321neos.  The order also includes the upsizing of an existing order for 35 A320neos into the larger A321neos.

easyJet serves over 155 airports across 35 countries and operates nearly 1,000 routes.  The airline has a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet.  During 2023, easyJet carried more than 82 million passengers.  The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies.  easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Source: easyJet


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