Jet2 is getting a fleet of very fancy Airbus planes with extra room and more bag storage

Leeds-based airline Jet2 has announced it has ordered a new Airbus fleet amid ambitious expansion and renewal plans.

The holiday giant placed an order for 36 A321neos, making the airline a new Airbus customer.

Jet2’s current supplier up to now has been US giant Boeing, reports Business Live, making this deal a major coup for the European planemaker.

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Wings for the planes will be made at Airbus Broughton in North Wales.

Philip Meeson, executive chairman, said: “ will be proud to operate the Airbus A321neo in the years ahead.

“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 an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 per cent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage.

Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International, said: “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.

“This is a testimony to’s vision of efficiency, quality, performance and environmentally friendly flying.”

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