Jet2.com Finalizes Purchase of 27 Boeing Airplanes
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Boeing and British low-cost airline Jet2.com announced Thursday that the two sides had finalized an order for 27 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $2.6 billion.
Boeing released a statement that Jet2.com would use the new planes to take the company's package holiday and flight-only customers to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and several locations in Europe.
Jet2.com executive chairman Philip Meeson commented on the partnership in a statement:
“Today's order for 27 additional 737-800NGs will be delivered over the next two years and will provide Jet2.com with the necessary cost effective, reliable and comfortable environment to allow us to build upon our already highly successful family friendly business. We are extremely pleased to have finalized this order for more of what has already proven to be a popular aircraft within our fleet.”
Boeing Vice President Todd Nelp added, “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. We are very proud that Jet2.com has again selected Boeing to meet its continuing fleet requirements.”
The Jet2.com airline currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of almost 60 aircraft, but this is the first purchase of planes the company has made from the airplane supplier.
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