6 JUNE 2016


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Article from BTNews 6 JUNE 2016

Spaceflex A320 at easyJet

EasyJet has taken delivery of its new Spaceflex Airbus A320, which incorporates previously-unused space at the rear to add six extra seats, bringing the total to 186.

The carrier says the aircraft will deliver cost-per-seat saving compared to the 180-seat A320s and support easyJet’s target to reduce carbon emissions per passenger kilometre by 8% by 2020 compared to 2013.

Along with the extra seats, the Spaceflex model includes a partition in front of row 1ABC providing privacy and more protection from the elements during boarding and galleys with larger ovens so more food can be cooked simultaneously.

There is also a new wheelchair-accessible toilet, new seat pockets, new carpets and a new tray table design on which customers can stand tablet devices.

Average seat pitch across the fleet remain the same.  

EasyJet is the first A320 operator to have the Spaceflex 2 configuration and all new A320s delivered will be fitted with 186 seats. Six more aircraft are being delivered this summer and will be based at Gatwick. The airline will have eight in the fleet by the end of September.

The existing fleet of 180-seat A320s will be retrofitted and upgraded over the next two years.


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