Easyjet confirms higher-density A320

12 May 2015 by GrahamSmith

Easyjet has confirmed it will increase the number of seats on future A320 aircraft.

From May next year, the carrier will start taking delivery of A320s with 186 seats, six more seats than the 180 currently installed.

The news emerged in Easyjet's six-monthly financial report and comes after CEO Carolyn McCall last month told Business Traveller the airline "might" opt for a higher-density A320 (see news, April 23).

Airbus has developed a 189-seat variant of the A320, while the European Aviation Safety Agency has indicated that the aircraft's configuration could potentially go as high as 195.

Easyjet's all-Airbus fleet is made up of A320s and A319s. It has 158 A320s and new-generation A320neo aircraft on order.

Graham Smith

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