Jet2 signs Boeing deal

​Leisure Airline ​has signed an aircraft order with Boeing for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at around ​£1.7bn at current list prices.

Jet2 flies from across the north
Jet2 flies from across the north

​Leeds-based ​ currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft​. H​owever this is the ​firm’s first direct Boeing order.

The aircraft will be used to take the company’s package holiday and flight​-only customers to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean​ and​ the Canary Islands​. They will also fly to a number of popular European leisure cities.

Philip Meeson, ​e​xecutive ​c​hairman of​,​ said; “Today’s order for 27 additional 737-800NGs will be delivered over the next two years and will provide 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 finalised this order for more of what has already proven to be a popular, aircraft within our fleet.’’

Todd Nelp, ​v​ice ​p​resident of European Sales Boeing Commercial Airplanes​, 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 has again selected Boeing to meet its continuing fleet requirements.’’ is a subsidiary of Dart Group, a​n Aim listed ​l​eisure ​t​ravel ​group.

The ​c​ompany ​started commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport in 2003. now flies over ​three​ million customers ​a year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from ​seven​ Northern departure bases.