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  • Joe Breitfeller

Airbus Lands a New Customer as Jet2.com Orders 36 A321neos

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 Airbus A321neos, becoming a new Airbus customer and a new A320neo Family aircraft operator. The order is part of the Leeds, UK based airline’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans.


Jet2.com Airbus A321neo Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (August 31, 2021), Airbus announced that Leeds, UK-based Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 Airbus A321neos, becoming a new Airbus customer and a new operator of the A320neo Family of aircraft. The order reflects the carrier’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans, and the engine selection will be made later. Jet2.com’s new A321neos will be configured for 232 seats with the Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating and overhead bins which are 60 percent larger than previous generation aircraft.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Jet2.com’s Executive Chairman, Philip Meeson, 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.”


Also commenting on the new order, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, 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.”


The Airbus A320neo Family of aircraft incorporates the latest technologies including a new generation of engines and sharklets, which deliver a 20 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat. The aircraft also offers an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles (900 km) or two tons of extra payload, providing additional revenue opportunities. At the end of July 2021, the A320neo Family had received over 7,400 firm orders from more than 120 global customers.



Source: Airbus