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Holiday giant Jet2 places its first ever order for Airbus planes


Holiday giant Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos – making the airline a new Airbus customer.

The order reflects Jet2.com’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans.

The Leeds based airline’s current supplier up to now has been US giant Boeing with this deal a coup for the European planemaker.

Wings for the planes will be made at Airbus Broughton in North Wales.

Philip Meeson, Jet2.com Executive chairman, said: “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.”

The aircraft will be configured for 232 seats with an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage.

Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, said: “We very much welcome Jet2.com’s decision.

“Traditionally having been operating non fly-by-wire aircraft, we note with great satisfaction that after having tested a couple of leased A321s and run a comprehensive evaluation, Jet2.com is forward looking and investing in modern and future proof Airbus fly-by-wire technology.

“This is a testimony to Jet2.com’s vision of efficiency, quality, performance and environmentally friendly flying.”

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