Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have celebrated the first of their brand-new Airbus A321 neo aircraft coming into service this week.
Jet2 plc has purchased 98 firm-ordered Airbus A321/A320 neo aircraft, which could eventually extend to 146 aircraft.
With a capacity of 232 passengers, the new Airbus A321 neo aircraft enables Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to “grow more sustainably in line with the demand for award-winning flights and holidays.”
To celebrate, the company surprised customers on a flight from Manchester Airport to Malaga on Wednesday 10th May, with a voucher offering them £100 per booking off their next package holiday with Jet2holidays.
Customers also received a VIP welcome at Manchester Airport with a red-carpet, as well as refreshments and goodie bags handed out to them at the departure gate.
The company said the new Airbus A321 neo aircraft demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and its vision to become one of the leading brands in sustainable air travel and package holidays.
The Airbus A321 neo delivers an almost 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat against previous generation single-aisle aircraft models.
The fleet of new aircraft will also support the ongoing growth at Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, which has seen the companies put their biggest-ever flights and holidays programme on sale for Summer 2023.
This summer, a fleet of 119 aircraft will operate from across the companies’ ten UK bases, flying to 56 sunshine destinations, representing 15.2 million seats on sale for Summer 23, a capacity increase of over 7% when compared to Summer 22.
Steve Heapy, CEO at Jet2.com & Jet2holidays said: “The first of the brand-new Airbus A321 neo aircraft to come into operation this week is a real milestone in the history of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
“As more of these new aircraft come into our fleet, they will play a huge role in supporting our continued growth, whilst providing more choice, comfort and quality than ever before for our customers.”
“As well as ensuring that we continue to deliver our award-winning customer experience, in our view the Airbus A321 neo is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class.
“As such, these aircraft are ensuring that we deliver VIP customer service whilst further reducing emissions per passenger.
“This makes this week a very exciting time for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as we welcome the first of the brand-new aircraft into the fleet, and we look forward to welcoming even more customers onboard.”
For further information, please visit: www.jet2plc.com/sustainability
Independent travel agents can visit: trade.jet2holidays.com
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