Jet2 hails ‘milestone moment’ as Airbus 321 neo joins fleet and sister operator Jet2holidays have hailed a “milestone moment” after the airline added its first Airbus A321 neo to its fleet.

Parent company Jet2 plc has placed a firm order for 98 A321 and A320 aircraft and has indicated the order could eventually extend to 146.

The brands celebrated the arrival of the first aircraft with a customer celebration at Manchester Airport on Wednesday.

As part of the celebrations, customers on a flight to Malaga were offered £100 gift vouchers for their next Jet2 package booking, while those landing in Manchester received goodie bags and were welcomed on a red carpet.

Chief executive Steve Heapy 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 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.”

He added: “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 a VIP customer service whilst further reducing emissions per passenger.”

In addition to the more fuel-efficient aircraft, Jet2 also recently announced a significant investment in a sustainable aviation fuel production plant to be built in the northwest of England.

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