Jet2’s Order for Airbus A321neos: Beginning the Fight for Market Share?

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LONDON - British low-cost leisure airline Jet2.com placed an order for 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft earlier this month, with the option for an additional 24 of the variant. A surprising move for an airline historically anchored around Boeing, except for a lonely Airbus A321. The announcement of the Leeds-based company takes aviation back to 2002 when easyJet, which had 64 Boeing 737s, placed a massive order for 120 Airbus A319s plus 120 options (Baker, 2002). As happened with the orange carrier, Jet2 hit headlines across the web since its natural life cycle would have been a Boeing 737 MAX order instead of laying the groundwork for a fresh start. As far as the first consideration is concerned, Jet2 “has negotiated significant d
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Alessio Olivetti

UK-based journalist, analyst, private pilot.

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