Jet 2 has bumped up its order for Airbus A321 neo aircraft, as part of what it referred to as “ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans”.
In August the low-cost carrier placed an order for 36 A321 neos, and it has now added a further order for 15 of the aircraft, taking its commitment to just over 50 of the Airbus single-aisle planes, with options to increase this up to 75 aircraft.
The additional aircraft are set to be delivered between 2026 and 2029 (with the original order arriving between 2023 and 2028), and will be configured with 232 seats.
They will also feature Airbus’ Airspace cabins, which the manufacturer says offer “innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage”.
Jet 2 said that the additional order represented a total value of $2 billion at current list prices, although it stressed that it had negotiated “significant discounts”.
The vast majority of Jet 2’s current fleet of 90 aircraft consists of Boeing B737s, alongside eight B757 aircraft.
Fellow UK low-cost carrier Easyjet took delivery of its first A321 neo in 2018, and currently has 14 of the aircraft in its fleet.