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Jet2 and Boeing finalize an order for 27 Boeing 737-800s

Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston)  have finalized an order for 27 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices.

Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization’s first direct Boeing order.

The new aircraft are expected to replace the older Boeing 737-300s.

The aircraft will be used to take the company’s package holiday and flight only customers to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and also to a combination of exciting European leisure cities.

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Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, a UK Aim listed Leisure Travel and Distribution and Logistics Group.

The Company commenced commercial aircraft operations in 1983 and passenger flights to sun destinations from Leeds-Bradford Airport in 2003.

Jet2.com now flies over 3 million customers each year through a combination of package holidays and flight only services to 55 destinations across 364 holiday resorts from 7 Northern departure bases.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Z9 WL G-GDFR (msn 30421) with “Great flight times” sub-titles departs from Tenerife Sur.

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Monarch to add two new routes from Leeds/Bradford for the next summer season

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has announced two new destinations from Leeds/Bradford for the coming summer. The summer 2015 schedule from Leeds Bradford Airport will offer two new routes during the summer months to Alicante (starting on March 29) and Naples (March 30), in addition to eight routes continued from summer 2014, making a total of 28 flights per week. Flights to the increasingly popular destinations of Dalaman and Faro will see a rise in frequencies and holiday makers will enjoy more convenient flight times to Barcelona, Faro and Mahon. The airline will have 10 routes from LBA for the next summer season.

In July, Monarch Airlines announced that Boeing had been chosen as the preferred bidder for its anticipated fleet renewal project. The airline is currently working towards agreeing to terms which will see 30 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft joining the Monarch fleet from April 2018, with options to add up to an additional 15 to the order.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. If the Boeing deal is finalized, the Airbus A320 family fleet is expected to be reduced. Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAA (msn 5526) with Sharklets departs from Palma de Mallorca.

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