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Jet2 package holidays see surge in demand ahead of Liverpool launch

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Jet2 package holidays see surge in demand ahead of Liverpool launch
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The holiday group told investors it was expecting its profit for the year to be higher than previously thought.

Jet2 will launch from Liverpool in 2024 bringing with it a host of new destinations you can fly to from the city.

It marked a great new step in the growth of Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport when leading airline and tour operator Jet2 announced earlier this year that it was launching flights and holidays from the city base.

It came after huge demand from customers and is a massive boost in confidence for the airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said:

“There has been a fantastic response to the news. We look forward to showcasing our VIP customer service to holidaymakers from John Lennon Airport.”

Jet2 has now revealed demand for package holidays has taken off, as people prioritise “time away from our rainy island” despite continuing to face cost-of-living pressures.

The business, which sells low-cost flights and holiday deals, told investors it was expecting its profit for the year to be higher than previously thought.

Winter bookings have been 17% higher than the previous year as the company said it had increased seat capacity across flights.

Jet2. credit: PA
Jet2. credit: PA

It also reported a 17% increase in people buying package holidays for the upcoming summer, compared with the same time last year.

The deals, which include flights and accommodation, as well as baggage and transfers, typically make more money for travel companies per booking.

Jet2 said prices for its summer holidays this year are currently higher than the previous year.

It comes as costs have risen for the business, including for hotel accommodation and as a result of EU climate policy.

But the company said that bookings were strong with “hard-earned holidays remaining a priority” for its customers, even though it is mindful of the fact that tougher economic conditions could impact the level consumer spending.

Rival holiday group Tui has also previously stressed that people are willing to prioritise spending on travel and experiences.

Credit: Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Credit: Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Steve Heapy, Jet2’s chief executive, said:

“We are pleased with how the 2024 financial year is ending and are encouraged by early bookings for summer 2024.

“Whilst recognising that there are many demands on consumer discretionary incomes, we believe that our customers cherish their time away from our rainy island and want to be properly looked after throughout their holiday experience.”

He added that the “sun spots” of the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, and European cities remain popular with holiday-goers.

Jet2 said it had slightly raised its expectations for pre-tax profit for the year to the end of March, from between £480 million and £520 million, to between £510 million and £525 million. It is set to report results in July.

For more info on Jet2 launching in Liverpool click here.



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