orders 36 A321neo aircraft to become new Airbus customer

Leeds-based has ordered 36 A321neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator.

Philip Meeson, executive chairman said, “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 a 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, added, “We very much welcome’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, is forward looking and investing in modern and future proof Airbus fly-by-wire technology.”

The A320neo Family has new generation engines and Sharklets, delivering a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat. It also has an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles, or two tonnes of extra payload.