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The Leisure Travel business is committed to providing scheduled holiday flights by its award-winning airline, Jet2.com, and ATOL licensed package holidays by its acclaimed tour operator, Jet2holidays, to destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.


Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are the UK’s third-largest airline and second-largest tour operator respectively.

Read our Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 >> Read our Half Year Results for the 6 months ended 30 September 2018 >>

Our growth story and financial strength

Financial highlights

For the year ended 31 March 2019 Dart Group plc generated over £3.1 billion of revenue (with £3.0bn coming from the Leisure Travel business). This improved by £0.7 billion compared to the year ended 31 March 2018, which was primarily driven by the Leisure Travel business.

 

The following charts depict our five-year revenue and operating profit history:

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The increased profits reflect the continuing strong demand for our Leisure Travel products.

We Take People on Holiday!

We know that taking a holiday is one of the most important family experiences of the year. We therefore do our very best to ensure that each of our customers “has a lovely holiday“ that can be both eagerly anticipated and fondly remembered, supported by our core principles of being family friendly, offering value for money and giving great customer service.


During the year, Jet2.com flew a total of 12.82m flight-only and package holiday passengers (one-way passenger sectors) (2018: 10.38m), with our flight-only product enjoyed by 6.49m passengers, a growth of 21%.


Demand for our Real Package Holidays™ continued to grow, as Jet2holidays took 3.17m customers on package holidays (2018: 2.50m), an increase of 27%.


We are an integrated leisure travel provider and this Summer we will have 100 aircraft in our fleet and are fully in control of our seat supply. Together with our customer volumes, this allows us to optimise load factors which are consistently above 90% and to serve many destinations daily and others several times a week during the Spring, Summer and Autumn months, offering a great choice of variable duration holidays at affordable prices, and to deliver the flexibility that today’s holidaymakers require.

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Our Operational Highlights

Aircraft

Our 100th Aircraft

In January 2019, we marked a major milestone when we took delivery of the last of 34 brand new Next Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing – taking the number of aircraft in our fleet to 100.

Our new fleet provides greater comfort for customers, in line with our award-winning VIP customer experience, including the 737 Boeing ‘Sky Interior’ and an enhanced cabin design that offers more openness and extra leg room.

These aircraft have enabled us to continue our growth and development strategy, meaning we can fly more package holiday and flight-only customers to sun, city and ski destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.

Resort Flight Check-In®

We take people on holiday!

ATOL data published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority in October 2018 showed that, once again, Jet2holidays is the standout package holiday company for growth.

In the 12 months to 30 September 2019, Jet2holidays is licensed to carry 3.81 million passengers, an increase of almost 900,000 passengers over the previous 12 months, consolidating Jet2holidays’ position as the UK’s second largest package holiday company.

The licence underpins our growth ambitions and comes on the back of another successful year, with more holidaymakers than ever before enjoying our great value ‘package holidays you can trust’™.

 

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Expanded Hotel and Villa Portfolio

Jet2holidays now directly contracts more than 4,000 hotels in popular package holiday destinations. Our collection of 2-5 star hotels continually expands as more and more holidaymakers enjoy our ‘package holidays you can trust’™.

Our hugely popular Jet2Villas package offering, incorporating a Jet2.com flight + car + villa, now offers a choice of over 2,000 leading villas, to suit all tastes and budgets.

Since launching Jet2Villas in June 2017, the freedom of a villa holiday coupled with all the benefits of an ATOL protected package holiday with car hire included, has proved an immensely attractive offer for customers!


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Alicante Operations Centre

In October 2018, we celebrated the official opening of our new Operations Centre at Alicante Airport. Our new Centre supports our rapidly expanding operations in Spain and across Europe, with colleagues from HR, Recruitment, IT, Health & Safety and Resort Flight Check-In® based there.

Located on the site of a once fully operational departure gate, these new facilities leave colleagues and visitors in no doubt that this fascinating space used to be at the heart of a busy airport terminal.


A bright future ahead

The Group particularly dedicates significant resources to deliver Real Package Holidays™ and we believe we have the strategy to grow our flight-only and package holiday businesses, with the products, the people and the proposition to go from strength to strength. With our Customer focused approach, we are confident that our customers will continue to be keen to travel with us from our Rainy Island to the sun spots of the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.

Customer-first with ATOL protection