We have all seen commercial jets arriving and departing, but have you thought how many hours and miles they might clock up in a day? Martyn Cartledge flies on an easyJet A320neo and A320ceo to get a glimpse into the life of these ‘workhorses’.

Airbus A320ceo G-EZUO departing Manchester Airport.

EasyJet has ordered 100 Airbus A320 New Engine Option (A320neos) and 30 A321neos, with options for a further 100 A320neos, making it Europe’s largest customer for the type. As deliveries of the CFM LEAP-1A-powered types are now well under way, Aviation News travelled with easyJet to understand the demands a low-cost carrier places on its aircraft and how the airline’s more modern A320neos are performing, in comparison with the A320 Current Engine Option (A320ceo), of which the carrier operates 293 across its British, Austrian and Swiss arms.

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