Airlines Jet2 orders 15 additional Airbus A321neos

Leisure carrier Jet2 has ordered an additional 15 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the manufacturer released.

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United Kingdom´s Jet2 has signed a new firm purchase agreement with manufacturer Airbus over 15 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft. Initially, the airline placed an order for 36 aircraft back in August this year.

With this newest deal, the total ordered aircraft is now at 51. With the NEO, Jet2 seeks to modernize its operations. Currently, most of the fleet are Boeing 737s with an average age of over 13 years. With the new fleet members, Jet2 will also be able to offer flights to new markets.

Just like the other A321neos ordered, Jet2 will configure the aircraft with 232 seats in a single-class layout. According to Airbus, engine selection will be made by Jet2 at a later date. Deliveries are expected to commence in the upcoming years.

Back in August, Philip Meeson, Jet2.com Executive Chairman, said about the airline´s aircraft choice: “Jet2.com will be proud to operate the Airbus A321neo in the years ahead. This aircraft is, in our opinion, the most efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft in its class today – it will give our holiday customers a wonderfully comfortable and enjoyable experience as they travel with us for their well-deserved Jet2holiday.”

Inside of the aircraft, a new Airbus Airspace cabin will provide a new travel experience for customers. Innovative lighting and a new overall cabin design are included, as well as 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for more personal storage.

On Jet2´s decision for the A321neo, Airbus commented: "The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets, delivering a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat. With an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles/900 km. or two tons of extra payload, the A321neo will deliver Jet2.com with additional revenue potential."

Jet2 offers flights to leisure destinations and is a low-cost carrier. The fleet consists of 82 Boeing 737s two 757s and one A321. Most of the Boeings however are still stored due to the coronavirus crisis. Jet2 is based at Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Source © airbus.com

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