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easyJet receives approval for the Airberlin Berlin Tegel acquisition

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet (UK) issued this statement:

easyJet is pleased to confirm that it has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.  The acquisition will result in easyJet operating 25 aircraft from Berlin Tegel Airport. The agreement includes easyJet leasing former Air Berlin aircraft, taking over other assets including slots, and offering employment to Air Berlin flying crews. The Commission has confirmed that there are no competition concerns relating to this agreement and easyJet now expects to complete the transaction in the near future.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHA (msn 7646) (NEO) AMS (Antony J. Best). Image: 938254.

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easyJet announces its first flights from Berlin Tegel

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet has put close to one million seats on sale for flights operating to and from Berlin Tegel between January 5 and March 24, 2018.

The new routes announced include four German domestic routes connecting Berlin with Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

easyJet will also add 15 international destinations, including flights up to 5 times a day to key cities like Vienna and Zurich, as well as regular connections to popular leisure destinations like Palma de Mallorca and Catania.

The airline already transports more than 5.3 million people to and from Berlin each year through its existing base at Berlin Schoenefeld which opened in 2004, now serving 51 routes.

easyJet flights to and from Berlin Tegel Airport remain subject to regulatory approval of easyJet’s transaction with Airberlin. easyJet signed an agreement with Airberlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport in October this year.

In order to enable the launch of the winter flight program as soon as possible, easyJet will use some wet lease aircraft alongside easyJet planes to operate flights from Tegel.

The airline plans to announce additional new routes from Tegel for the summer season starting on March 25, 2018 in due course.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHA (msn 7646) (NEO) AMS (Antony J. Best). Image: 938254.

easyJet takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Airbus on June 14, 2017 delivered easyJet’s first A320neo, which is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft, at a ceremony in Toulouse involving Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Gaël Méheust, CFM international CEO, Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and other senior executives.

The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, is configured in a comfortable 186 seat layout. To mark the occasion and to distinguish the NEO fleet, the aircraft has a specially designed NEO logo on the fuselage. easyJet’s NEO fleet will be based out of London Luton Airport and operate its first commercial flights in June to Amsterdam, Madrid and Edinburgh.

From its first A320 Family delivery in 2003, easyJet has grown to operate Europe’s largest A320 Family fleet and is also Europe’s largest customer for the NEO. Environmentally, the NEO has significant benefits with a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions rising to 20 percent by 2020. The noise footprint is also reduced by 50 percent.

In May 2017, easyJet upsized orders for 30 A320neo with 186 seats to the larger capacity A321neo with 235 seats for growth at slot constrained airports.

Photos: Airbus. Airbus A320-251N G-UZHA (msn 7646) was handed over on June 14, 2017.