British low price airline Restricted,[3] additionally recognized merely as Jet2, is a British low-cost leisure airline providing scheduled and constitution flights from the UK. As of 2019, it’s the third-largest scheduled airline within the UK, behind EasyJet and British Airways.[4] Its headquarters is positioned at Leeds Bradford Airport,[5] with additional bases at Alicante-Elche, Belfast–Worldwide, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife–South. The corporate holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Sort A Working Licence to hold passengers, cargo and mail on plane with 20 or extra seats. additionally provides a constitution service by its Jet2charters model. Subsidiary firm Jet2holidays provides ABTA and ATOL-protected package deal holidays.[citation needed]

Historical past[edit]

Origins[edit] Restricted is a subsidiary of Jet2 plc, an aviation companies group. The airline started working business plane in 1983 beneath the identify Channel Categorical,[6] when it was bought by the Dart Group’s present Government Chairman, Philip Meeson. Initially, a freight operator, from 2001 the airline additionally started working passenger constitution companies utilizing Boeing plane to worldwide locations on primarily brief and medium-haul routes.


In 2002, Channel Categorical established the model from Leeds Bradford Worldwide Airport. The re-branded started working as a leisure airline with its first flight from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam on 12 February 2003, which operated a twice-daily rotation with two Boeing 737-300 plane. Throughout 2003, additional scheduled flights had been launched to seven European solar and metropolis break locations.

In 2004, a second base was opened at Manchester Airport with the airline working from Terminal 1. The airline additionally acquired additional Boeing 737 and 757 plane and opened a base at Belfast Worldwide Airport.

In 2005, opened a 3rd base at Newcastle. Later within the 12 months, the corporate acquired two Boeing 757-200 plane, enabling it to fly medium-long haul locations in addition to carrying extra passengers on in style present routes. These plane helped the corporate to open two extra bases at Blackpool and Edinburgh.

In 2006 the corporate relocated from Bournemouth to Leeds and was renamed Restricted.[7]


In November 2008 modified its slogan from “The North’s Low Price Airline” to “Pleasant Low Fares”. This preceded the announcement of opening a hub at East Midlands Airport, the primary of the airline’s hubs outdoors the North of England and Scotland. The bottom at East Midlands Airport opened in Could 2010.[8]

Throughout November and December 2008 the airline operated 4 direct flights from Leeds Bradford to Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport utilizing Boeing 757-200s, with a sequence of flights additionally deliberate from each Leeds Bradford and Newcastle throughout December 2010. As soon as once more, re-introduced seasonal Christmas flights to New York throughout the 2012 winter season, nonetheless, this time flights would function from Glasgow, East Midlands and Newcastle, along with Leeds.[9] The seasonal flights to New York have continued yearly and now run from 5 of its UK bases.

In 2010, the airline introduced an eighth base at Glasgow Airport could be opened in April 2011, with an preliminary 9 routes.[10] The bottom was opened on 31 March, barely sooner than scheduled.

In January 2011, the airline launched second-hand Boeing 737-800 plane into its fleet. This offered plane bigger than its present 737-300s but smaller than its 757-200 plane. carried over 600,000 passengers in its first 12 months of operation and over 9 million passengers throughout 2017; its highest recorded complete.[11]

On 17 September 2016, the airline acquired its first model new Boeing 737-800 of the order for thirty made in 2015.[12] In September 2016, introduced it might start operations from Birmingham Airport and London Stansted Airport (the airline’s first base in southern England) in March 2017.[citation needed] In November 2016, opened its new upkeep hangar at Manchester Airport.[13] In December 2016, introduced that it had ordered an additional 4 Boeing 737-800 plane, bringing the overall on order to 34.[14] In 2019, acquired supply of its 34th new Boeing 737-800 plane, taking its everlasting and leased fleet measurement to over 100 plane.[15]

Latest years[edit]

In 2019 carried a file 14.39 million passengers on 82,931 flights. This was a rise of over 18% over the 12 months prior.[citation needed]

As a result of 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic, introduced they had been suspending flight operations till no less than 15 July 2020.[16] The airline continued to function repatriation flights for British residents abroad.

17 Aug 2020, Jet2 introduced through BALPA, that they might be shedding 102 pilots from varied UK bases, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[17]

On 11 November 2020, & Jet2holidays introduced that they might open their tenth UK base at Bristol Airport on 1 April 2021, working to 33 locations.[18]

Company affairs[edit]


In 2007, sister firm Jet2holidays was launched providing prospects and journey brokers ATOL and ABTA protected package deal holidays.

On 29 April 2015, sister firm Jet2CityBreaks was launched. In June 2017, launched Jet2Villas by its Jet2holidays model.[19]

Possession[edit] is wholly owned by Jet2 plc (previously Dart Group PLC), a holding firm primarily based in Leeds, England. Its head workplace is positioned within the Low Fare Finder Home on the grounds of Leeds Bradford Airport.


Yr Complete passengers Complete flights Load issue Passenger change (YoY)
2003 604,563 5,543 78.9%
2004 1,211,139 11,266 79.1% Increase100.3%
2005 2,376,900 24,151 74.5% Increase096.3%
2006 2,831,922 26,808 77.2% Increase019.1%
2007 3,860,266 34,358 73.6% Increase036.3%
2008 3,454,578 27,851 79.4% Decrease010.5%
2009 3,089,340 24,282 81.6% Decrease010.6%
2010 3,338,921 24,708 86.3% Increase008.1%
2011 4,235,752 29,806 87.3% Increase026.9%
2012 4,776,257 32,520 89.0% Increase012.8%
2013 5,515,021 36,064 89.8% Increase015.5%
2014 6,007,549 39,362 89.0% Increase008.9%
2015 5,853,447 36,657 91.3% Decrease002.6%
2016 6,721,129 41,796 90.8% Increase014.8%
2017 9,695,445 58,541 90.6% Increase030.7%
2018 12,170,681 70,963 91.4% Increase025.5%
2019 14,393,162 82,931 90.9% Increase018.3%
Supply: United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority[20]

Head workplace[edit]

Low Fare Finder Home, the top workplace of’s Registered workplace, Low Fare Finder Home,[21] is positioned on the grounds of Leeds Bradford Worldwide Airport. Building of the power broke floor in 2006, so as to accommodate pilots, cabin crew, and again of home operations.[22]

In April 2013, moved its Buyer Contact, Finance, IT, Human Assets, Industrial and Advertising departments to a brand new workplace; “Vacation Home” positioned inside the metropolis centre of Leeds.[23] In September 2014, the airline opened a brand new £9.5 million coaching academy at Euroway Industrial Property in Bradford.[24]

Locations[edit] operates flights to 70 locations throughout Europe, with a notable deal with Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, France, Greece, Italy and Turkey. Its primary base is at Leeds Bradford Airport with 9 further working bases throughout the UK alongside abroad bases at Alicante–Elche Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport[25] and Tenerife South Airport.[26]

Present fleet[edit]

As of July 2020, the fleet not together with moist/damp leases consists of the next plane.[37][38]

Former fleet[edit]


Exterior hyperlinks[edit]

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