Luton - The low-cost carrier easyJet has taken possession of its 300th Airbus, an A320ceo, deployed on its new route between Berlin-Tegel and Cologne-Bonn.

The 300th Airbus is also airline's 11th aircraft registered in Austria, says the British airline operator in its statement. It comes from the fleet of the defunct Air Berlin. This acquisition brings to ten the number of easyJet-owned Airbus based at Berlin-Tegel Airport.

The 300th Airbus was deployed on easyJet's new German link between Berlin-Tegel and Cologne-Bonn, initially offered twice a day. Frequencies should be increased to six daily by September as new aircraft are received.

The arrival of the 300th Airbus marks a milestone in both our recent expansion in Germany and our future growth, as we pursue our goal of becoming the world's best airline,
said Thomas Haagensen, Group Director, Markets at easyJet,

To support its expansion in Germany, easyJet is recruiting and has already started training new cabin crews and pilots, including former employees of Air Berlin. More than 350 employees of the defunct German airline (150 pilots and 200 flight attendants and stewards) are already working at easyJet, and more than 420 former employees are expected to have been recruited by the end of the summer.