//Jet2holidays increases Atol by one million passengers

Jet2holidays increases Atol by one million passengers

Jet2holidays has increased its Atol licence by almost a third, the latest CAA figures reveal.

The operator was licensed to carry 2,936,420 passengers last year and is now able to carry 3,810,320. The increase means that the Jet2holdiays has further increased its lead on Thomas Cook, which it overtook last year to become the second biggest Atol holder in the UK.

Tui is still the UK’s biggest tour operator with a licence to carry 5,678,163 passengers.

Earlier this week, the CAA confirmed that more than 100 operators had failed to have their Atol licences renewed.

Michael Budge, a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority’s Atol scheme, said: “The Civil Aviation Authority confirms that of the 1,296 Atol licences that expired on 30 September 2018, 1,072 have been granted.”

“A further 107 Atol holders applied but have not yet been renewed, which is broadly in-line with the previous year. Despite warnings, 63 of these ATOL holders applied in the last week of September.”

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.