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Jet2 places new order for more Boeing aircraft

Jet2's new Boeing 737-800

UK airline Jet2 has ordered another four aircraft from Boeing as it continues its expansion.

The carrier, based at Leeds Bradford airport, is purchasing the four Boeing 737-800NGs in addition to 30 aircraft that are already on order with the US manufacturer.

Jet2 will be opening bases at both Birmingham and Stansted in summer 2017 as the airline continues to expand southwards from its original bases in the north of the UK.

Dart Group, which owns Jet2, said that the further four new aircraft had a list price of $384 million but it had negotiated “significant discounts” on this price from Boeing.

Jet2 ordered 30 Boeing 737-800NGs in 2015 and has already taken delivery of eight aircraft from Boeing. The four additional aircraft are due to be delivered between August 2018 and January 2019.

The company said that the extra order would allow it to expand its network to more “top European destinations”.


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