Jet2.com has placed an incremental order for 35 A320neo aircraft taking its total commitment to the Family to 98 aircraft.
The latest agreement comes just over a year since Jet2.com placed its first order for 36 A321neo in August 2021, followed by further commitments thereby securing its growth needs as demand continues to outpace supply even in the outer years.
The A320neos will be configured for 180 seats with an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage.
Jet2 said in its statement on Tuesday that the initial 35 aircraft are due to be delivered between 2028 and 2031 and that it had negotiated a significant discount from the list price. It said it planned to finance the aircraft from internal resources and debt.
The new deal brings Jet2’s total number of firm ordered aircraft to 98, with the potential to extend this to 146, which it said would help grow the business as well as refresh its existing fleet.
“The order reflects our confidence that we have a much-loved product built on sector leading customer service which we can continue to grow,”Philip Meeson, Jet2 Executive Chairman
Despite severe economic headwinds, airline and holiday bosses have recently said that consumer appetite for travel remains strong.
Jet2 specialises in package holidays, all-in deals involving flights, hotels and sometimes meals, and these tend to gain in popularity when people tighten their belts as they offer certainty over prices. The Leeds-based company said it was confident about future demand.
Jet2 said the deal gave it certainty of supply of aircraft into the next decade.