Jet2 has expanded its order with Airbus, adding an extra 15 Airbus A321neo to its order book.
The order for 15 A321neos following its initial order for 36 aircraft that was placed in August 2021.
It takes the total order by the airline to 51 A321neos.
The two orders reflect Jet2.com’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans. Engine selection will be made at a later date.
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.
According to Airbus, the aircraft will offer an additional range of up to 500 nautical miles/900 km. or two tonnes of extra payload, the A321neo will deliver Jet2.com with additional revenue potential.
Walking away… from Boeing
Jet2 was traditionally a Boeing customer, with the majority of its fleet being the 737-800 (along with the odd smattering of 757-200, 737-300 and a singular A321 (although more do turn up when they’re leased for traffic).
With Jet2 targeting its older and less efficient aircraft, the new aircraft will make a large dent in the older Boeing 737 fleet (it being 76 aircraft in the -800, 8 in the -300 and 7 757-200). All of which could easily be replaced with the A321neo.
It will be interesting to watch if Jet2 decides to go all-in on an A321neo fleet replacement, or if they choose to run a mixed fleet.
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