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24th Apr 2002, 11:47
EasyJet Delays Plane Order Again, Weighs Airbus, Boeing Mix
By Lois Jones

London, April 23 (Bloomberg) -- EasyJet Plc, Europe's No. 2 no-frills airline, said it again postponed a decision on an order for as many as 75 new planes as executives mull whether to operate a fleet with both Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS aircraft.

EasyJet spokesman Toby Nicol said it is now "unlikely'' the airline will reach a decision whether to order new planes from Airbus or Boeing by the time it releases first-half earnings May 8, as previously planned. EasyJet had been scheduled to decide by April 1. EasyJet said it needs more information on the aircraft.

"There's still too much work to do,'' Nicol said. "I'm sure we'll give an updated timeframe on May 8.''

Low-fare airlines usually operate a single plane model to save on parts and training costs. Luton, England-based EasyJet, which operates only Boeings, said in January that it was looking at Boeing 737-700 planes or Airbus A319 aircraft for an order through 2007 which would be worth as much as $4.1 billion.

Few Cloudy
24th Apr 2002, 13:57
Not like your usual well informed copy, dot.con - what is an Airbus SAS or Boeing.co ?

24th Apr 2002, 14:47
SAS is used in France to indicate type of company (like Ltd. etc) so I suppose Boeing Co. is the same?

24th Apr 2002, 20:32
Just a cut and paste BP!

I hear you've put your feet up? If so congrats and enjoy!

.con ;)

25th Apr 2002, 08:02
Looks like neither Airbus or Boeing are prepared to prostitute themselves, to lower their prices that much. If one of them were, by now the deal would have been struck.
I suggest it's easyJet that may have a problem in not being able to afford "real" market prices.

25th Apr 2002, 21:28
Thanks for you enlightened opinion. I feel enriched beyond all expectaions after my visit to pprune and I 'm looking forward to your next clever contrbution with eager anticipation.

Pity you've resigned as chairman!


26th Apr 2002, 08:12
What, so you don't live here????