Stelios has said that he intended to buy Boeing, but Airbus discounted so deep that he had no choice.
That's the point, Stelios (rightly or wrongly) being greedy sold enough shares to lose control of the business. His wish to buy Boeing counted for nought when shareholders were wooed by tiny initial investment in the A319.
Reducing costs doesn't improve service. easyJet, and ALL
the low cost carriers have worked because they have one aircraft type. easyJet, despite the lower price, is introducing a new type! It will run all three fleets (737 classic, 737NG and A319) at the same time, and while the 737 classics may be retired, there is no way the 737NGs are going.
That leaves easyJet with two pools of pilots, engineers trained on two aircraft, two sets of spares, two engine types, two completly different aircraft. Had Stelios had ultimate control of the airline, I think we would have been a Boeing order.