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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s third-largest airline and second-largest tour operator respectively, are committed to providing scheduled leisure flights and ATOL-licensed package holidays to destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.

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Our growth story and financial strength

Financial highlights

For the 2016/17 financial year, Dart Group PLC – owners of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays – generated over £1.7 billion of revenue (with £1.6 billion coming from Leisure Travel), up from £1.4 billion in the previous year (£1.3 billion from Leisure Travel).  In 2016/17, the business reported operating profit of £103 million, representing average growth of 28% per year over the past five years. The following charts depict our five-year revenue and operating profit history:
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These financials reflect the significant investment we continue to make in the long-term success of our businesses and a relentless focus on our core principles, which are: to be family friendly; to offer value for money; and to provide great customer service.

We Take People on Holiday!

Our overall Leisure Travel customer numbers have grown steadily over the last five years, at an average of 10% per year.  Of this growing number, the proportion of customers choosing an ATOL-protected Jet2holidays package holiday rose by a whopping 42% last year, from 1.2 million in 2015/16 to over 1.7 million in 2016/17.  Our package holiday customers represented nearly half of our overall Leisure Travel Flown Passengers (3.46 million) with a further 3.64 million passengers enjoying our important flight-only product – this meant that over seven million customers were in the skies with Jet2.com in 2016/17!  The following chart illustrates this growth:

 

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New for 2017: Jet2Villas!

In June 2017, Jet2holidays launched Jet2Villas, our brand new villa offering with hundreds of properties available in over 20 destinations.  Jet2Villas gives customers the freedom of a villa holiday with all the benefits of a package holiday, including an ultra-low £60pp deposit, Jet2.com flights, 22kg baggage, villa accommodation and car hire.
Expanding Resort Flight Check-In®

Expanding Free Resort Flight Check-In®

We’ve continued to roll out our exclusive Free Resort Flight Check-In® service to over 180 hotels, in seven destinations and counting! This allows customers to drop their bags off at their hotel on the last day of the holiday, safe in the knowledge that our friendly team will take care of them. It means our customers have extra time to enjoy themselves without having to lug suitcases around, and they enjoy a much quicker journey through to airport security.

A bright future ahead

While we’ve made great strides in the last few years, we have plenty to be excited about for the forthcoming holiday seasons and believe we have a great future in the UK Leisure Travel marketplace.

 

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More advance bookings than ever

In addition to the revenue and operating profit performance described above, our end of year advance sales set new records, topping the £1 billion mark for the first time on 31 March 2017 – £310 million up on the previous year! The above chart presents our end of year advance sales for the past five years.

 

 

New bases

In March 2017, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays celebrated a major milestone as our first-ever flights and holidays took off from TWO brand-new UK bases: London Stansted Airport and Birmingham Airport.  As a result of this growth, we’ve been able to offer over 300 routes from our nine UK bases, and we’ve created over 700 jobs across these two new airports alone. 

 

New aircraft deliveries

 

New aircraft deliveries

Last year we took delivery of the first of our 34 brand new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, which touched down at Leeds Bradford Airport on 16 September 2016.  Our new fleet benefits from interior innovations that provide more comfort for our customers thanks to the new Boeing 737 “Sky Interior”.

 

Customer-first with ATOL protection

 

Customer-first with ATOL protection

We proudly carry an ATOL licence (number 9618) to protect everyone who books a Jet2holiday, so your money is safe.  If you want to learn more about how ATOL protection works, click here.