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Avation delivers former Air Berlin Airbus A320 to easyJet

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Avation said it completed delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft to budget airline easyJet after the collapse of German rival Air Berlin in August.

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The aircraft leasing firm delivered the Airbus A320-200 aircraft with serial number 4033 to easyJet Airline. The lease rate and duration were "typical" for aircraft of that type, Avation explained without providing further detail.

"We are pleased to have entered into a new lease with easyJet for this Airbus A320, allowing a transition of this aircraft from the now-defunct Air Berlin to an airline of such high regard as easyJet," Avation Executive Chairman Jeff Chatfield said. "In our view it was pleasing to see such a prompt and commercially seamless aircraft transition."

In late October, FTSE 100-listed easyJet agreed to buy some of the Berlin Tegel airport operations of Air Berlin - which owned brands such as Niki as well as its eponymous brand - including leases for up to 25 A320 Airbus aircraft, for a total consideration of EUR40.0 million.

Shortly after, easyJet signed a conditional letter of intent with Avation for a new lease for the plane.

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