6 SEPTEMBER 2021
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Airbus has confirmed an initial order by Leeds Bradford Airport based Jet2.com for (with options) 36 A321neos. The airline currently operates 80 Boeing 737 series.
The aircraft will be configured for 232 seats with an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60% larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage. This number is around the same as Jet2’s present eight-strong Boeing 757 fleet, and substantially more than the 189-passenger 737s.
Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2.com, 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.”
“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,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets, delivering a 20% reduction in fuel consumption per seat. With an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles/900km or two tonnes of extra payload, the A321neo will deliver Jet2.com with additional revenue potential.
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