Airbus clinched a deal on Tuesday worth about $11 billion to supply British budget airline easyJet with 135 planes, dealing a blow to its US rival Boeing .
EasyJet agreed to buy 35 current-generation A320 aircraft and 100 new-generation A320neo jets, with options for a further 100, the airline announced on the second day of the Paris Airshow.
The total list price of the planes would be about $11.5 billion, though easyJet said that it had negotiated a "very substantial" discount.
Airbus and Boeing have both been pitching commercial terms to Europe's second-largest budget carrier in recent weeks, with Airbus emerging as the front-runner by last week, sources told Reuters last Thursday.
EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said that both planemakers had competed hard for the business.
"Ultimately, Airbus offered us the best deal, and at a price with a greater discount to the list price than their landmark fleet purchase with easyJet in 2002," she said.