(01 Sep 2021) Jet2.com has ordered 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator.
While Jet2.com has still to decide on which engines will power the aircraft, the company has confirmed that the planes will be configured with 232 seats.
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 A320neo Family features new generation engines and Sharklets, delivering a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat. Airbus says the A321neo will provide Jet2.com with an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles/900 km, or two tonnes of extra payload.
“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.