EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) has firmed up the purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft (100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos). The initial agreement was announced earlier in June.
Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was critical of the order and did not want to approve the order as a stockholder. However enough stockholders gave their approval for the order to proceed.
Haji-Ioannou started easyJet in 1995 when he was 28. In 2000, EasyJet PLC was partially floated on the London Stock Exchange. Stelios’ family remains its largest single shareholder.
Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 G-EZTY (msn 4554) approaches Geneva for landing (click on the photo for the full size view).
Bottom Image: Airbus. An artist rendition of the A320neo.