EZY back to an all-Boeing fleet?

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EZY back to an all-Boeing fleet?

Post by atoutprix » 19 Feb 2013, 11:20

According to the Financial Times :

EasyJet is weighing an aircraft order that would eventually return its fleet to one composed entirely of Boeing jets, a move that could raise tensions with the low-cost carrier’s founder.
The airline is in the middle of competitive dialogue with the US manufacturer and its main rival Airbus, about a significant expansion of its fleet.
Carolyn McCall, chief executive, said that if easyJet were to go ahead with an order, it would be aiming for a single-manufacturer fleet – either by sticking with Airbus, whose A320 and A319 models it currently flies, or by shifting entirely to Boeing jets.
“There would be a transition plan and Boeing would have to obviously work very, very hard on price and would have to cover some of the costs of being a dual fleet for a period of time because the aim would always be to go back to being a single fleet,” Ms McCall told the Financial Times.
This would be one of the most important narrow-body orders by a European airline in recent years should it come off. It will be keenly contested by the two manufacturers, with Boeing particularly eager to poach Airbus customers in order to safeguard its share of the single-aisle market.
But easyJet faces a battle with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, its founder who controls 37 per cent of the shares and believes the group already has too many aircraft.


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Re: EZY back to an all-Boeing fleet?

Post by Ryanairflyer » 19 Feb 2013, 22:21

Maybe MOL will now go to airbus for that once deal that never happened

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