UK-based low-cost leisure airline, Jet2.com, has announced that it has selected the new Series 9 fixed-back seat from Acro Aircraft Seating. The seating will be installed on Jet2.com’s 98 firm ordered Airbus A321/A320 neo aircraft, and could eventually extend up to 146 aircraft.
The Series 9 is billed by Acro Aircraft Seating as ‘the seat without compromise’, its light weight (from 7.5kg) and robust construction reducing operating costs for airlines, whilst still offering comfort, leg room and space under the seat.
Philip Meeson, executive chairman of Jet2 plc, said of the deal: “We are extremely proud of the award-winning customer experience that we deliver, and the comfort that we provide customers onboard our aircraft is critical to that. The lightweight, durable and comfortable Acro Series 9 seating will enable us to continue differentiating ourselves from the competition whilst providing fantastic comfort, more leg room and added space under the seat too. We know this seating will be enormously popular with customers travelling with us on their well-deserved holidays.”
Meeson added: “Our new Airbus A321 neo aircraft are the most efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft in their class today, and the weight savings provided by this seating will make these aircraft even more efficient. A stable supplier base with trusted partners such as Acro Aircraft Seating is key in ensuring that we offer our customers a fantastic flight or holiday experience, and we look forward to reinforcing our longstanding business partnership with them.”
This latest announcement builds upon a successful and longstanding business relationship between the two UK-based companies, as Jet2.com was Acro’s launch customer back in 2008.
Neil Cairns, CEO of Acro said, “We’re obviously delighted at this early recognition for the exceptional attributes of Series 9, not least because the endorsement comes from an industry leader which shares our determination to provide optimum comfort and maximum living space, even in today’s high-density cabins.”
He added: “The light weight of the sleek new Series 9 is an obvious advantage, but we have combined that with ultra-robust construction and low part count designed to reduce maintenance and facilitate quick turnaround sanitising. The elegant contemporary lines of the Series 9 add to visual appeal while its space-creating comfort levels heighten passenger satisfaction.”