UK leisure carrier Jet2 has firmed orders for another 35 Airbus A320neo-family jets, with the potential to take up to 71.

The airline says the firm order covers deliveries spanning three years to 2031.

It values the agreement at $3.9 billion at catalogue prices – but says it has negotiated “significant discounts” – and that the deal could reach $8 billion if all aircraft are taken up.

The A320neos will be configured with 180 seats, says Airbus.

Jet2’s order is a follow-on from the A321neo agreements disclosed last year, and gives the airline commitments to 98 aircraft and the possibility of taking up to 146.

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Source: Airbus

Jet2 previously ordered a batch of A321neos

The carrier says it aims to finance the jets through a combination of internal resources and debt, but has yet to establish the precise balance.

Jet2 executive chairman Philip Meeson says the agreement provides “certainty” over aircraft supply “well into the next decade”.

No engine selection for the extra aircraft has been disclosed. It previously selected CFM International Leap-1As for the A321neos.