The last of 34 next generation Boeing 737-800s has been delivered to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to take the number of aircraft in its fleet to 100.

The new 189-passenger aircraft will fly from the US to the UK this week, where it will be fitted with special finishing touches, including bespoke seating, before entering into service in the next few weeks.

The list price of the 34 737-800NG aircraft, which have joined the fleet since 2016, is about $3.3 billion, but the company negotiated “significant discounts”.

The fleet expansion has enabled the operator to put more than 12 million seats and three new destinations – Chania in Crete, Bourgas in Bulgaria, and Izmir in Turkey – on sale for this summer from nine UK airports – a capacity increase of 15%.

CEO Steve Heapy said: “The arrival of the 100th aircraft into our fleet is a momentous occasion and demonstrates the confidence we have in our growing business.

“Operating a fleet on this scale means we can continue to increase capacity, offering holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever before when it comes to getting to Europe, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean.

“As well as continuing to grow, we have never lost our unwavering focus on providing the very best in class when it comes to customer service and customer experience, and our track record of high-profile award wins shows we are getting this right.

“Our brand new aircraft mean we continue to build on this success, providing more comfort in an enhanced cabin interior for customers on their well-deserved holidays.”