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easyJet to buy 135 Airbus A320 planes for almost $12bn

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British no-frills airline easyJet on Tuesday announced a deal to purchase 135 Airbus single-aisle A320 passenger planes, including 100 new generation neo aircraft for $11.9 billion (8.9 billion euros), after agreeing sizeable discounts.

EasyJet, issuing a statement amid the Paris Air Show where European aircraft maker Airbus is battling for orders with US rival Boeing, said that is has secured an option to buy an additional 100 A320neo planes.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/easyjet-buy-135-airbus-a320-planes-almost-12bn