Jet2 increases ATOL licence and remains UK’s biggest operator

By Lisa James
Home » Jet2 increases ATOL licence and remains UK’s biggest operator

Jet2holidays has increased its ATOL licence in the latest renewal round, up from 5.8 million passengers to 6.7m for the year.

The increase means Jet2, which became the UK’s largest operator in February, remains at the top spot.

TUI UK is now licensed to carry 5.9m passengers, up from 5.3m in February, while easyJet Holidays is now licensed to carry 2.2m passengers, up from 1.3m in February.

In total, 1,607 businesses are currently licensed under the ATOL scheme, according to new figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Of the 1,046 ATOL licences that expired on 30 September, 958 have been renewed, with a further 26 still in the application process or yet to meet licence conditions.

CAA Head of ATOL Michael Budge said: “It has been widely reported that travel bookings have picked up throughout 2023 and we anticipate the market getting back to pre-pandemic levels, despite the current cost-of-living crisis.

“Our licence holders seem to be confident that bookings will remain buoyant into 2024.”

He added: “Holidays can be one of the biggest purchases people make, so it remains vital consumers check their package holiday is booked through an ATOL licensed tour operator.”

The top-10 ATOL holders are:

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