Jet2.com, a low-cost British airline in the United Kingdom, has recently finalized a deal with Boeing for 27 next-generation 737-800 aircraft. Under this contract, which is estimated to be valued at $2.6 billion, Jet2.com will be receiving 737-800NG airliners over the span of the next two years. The company will be using these aircraft to serve its holiday package and flight-only customers by deploying these airplanes to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, such as the Canary Islands and other European leisure cities. Jet2.com hopes that this new fleet with help to strengthen its business, as well as to provide the company with reliable, comfortable, and cost-effective aircraft.
Jet2.com is already a loyal customer with Boeing, as they currently operate an all-Boeing fleet consisting of around 60 Boeing aircraft. This billion dollar contract will be Jet2.com’s first direct order with Boeing.
"We are very proud that Jet2.com has again selected Boeing to meet its continuing fleet requirements,”
said Todd Nelp, Vice President of Commercial Aviation Services at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful next-generation 737 family and has accumulated more than 6,900 orders worldwide.”
Jet2.com, a subsidiary of Dart Group, started commercial aircraft operations in 1983. In 2003, the company started operating passenger flights from Leeds Bradford Airport. Currently, the airline flies over 3 million customers per year from 7 Northern departure bases to 55 destinations spanning 364 holiday resorts.
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