Jet2holidays has increased the number of passengers the operator is licensed to carry by nearly 30 percent—to more than a million more passengers from a year ago, according to new Atol figures recently published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Now, the UK’s second largest Atol holder—behind only TUI UK, now has a license for 3,810,320 passengers, up from 2,936,420 at the same point last year. It was a year ago that Jet2holidays took over the Number 2 spot on list of Top 50 Atol license holders from Thomas Cook, which increased its license to 2,471,042 passengers—a year—on-year increase of 3.4 percent.
The CAA released the list of Atol holders after the latest deadline for renewals passed on Oct. 1. While they provided no specific information about destinations to be served, the Atol data are regarded as a reliable barometer on the health of the overall tour and travel industry in the UK.
To compare the difference in the number of passengers between the Top 50 Tour Operators now and a year-and-a-half ago, click on the link for this INBOUND Report article from April 2017.