RadarBox: Jet2 Flight Movements Nosedive As Calmer Winter Continues

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LONDON – To no surprise, Jet2’s flight movements have nosedived as we progress further and further into the Winter 2022/23 season.

Based on data from RadarBox.com, you can actually see the moment that the seven-day rolling averages drop significantly.

Without further ado, let’s get into Jet2’s numbers…

The Numbers…

For this week, the airline handled 116 movements based on the seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents a drop of 7.20% compared to the same period last year when 125 movements were recorded.

However, 2022’s figure is actually the same as the pre-pandemic period in 2019, which shows that Jet2 is operating on the same positive level that was experienced in 2019.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from the carrier:

Date2019 Numbers2021 Numbers2022 NumbersPercentage Difference (2022 vs. 2021)
November 5-12150 movements154 movements163 movements+5.84%
November 12-19112 movements115 movements137 movements+19.13%
November 19-26114 movements114 movements133 movements+16.67%
November 26-December 3115 movements118 movements136 movements+15.25%

Despite movement numbers nosediving into the Winter, Jet2 is still operating more flights than it did in 2021 and in 2019 as well, which is an indicator of a slightly busier Winter season.

Focus Is On The Summer: Stansted As A Case Study…

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It remains clear that the focus is currently on the Summer 2023 season, and London Stansted became the latest case study in this.

In a statement issued by the UK leisure airline and company, Jet2, it was announced that the airline would be expanding its services from London Stansted Airport (STN) for the Summer season of 2023.

They intend to operate an extra aircraft after securing all the slots to support their ongoing growth.

The addition of the 15th-based aircraft makes Jet2.com and Jet2holidays the UK’s leading tour operators to the Mediterranean.

Furthermore, this means Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate over 225 weekly flights to 42 destinations from Stansted.

The destinations seeing a service increase with the announced expansion are:

  • Balearics – Ibiza & Mallorca
  • Croatia – Split & Dubrovnik
  • Greece – Crete (Chania & Heraklion), Kos, Kefalonia, Rhodes & Corfu
  • Turkey – Dalaman
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With the 2.1 million seats now on sale from London Stansted for the summer 23 season, it will total a 10% capacity increase compared to the summer season of this year (2022).

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Chief Executive Officer Steve Heapy commented on the expansion, saying: “This expansion is the latest demonstration of our continued commitment to investing in our London Stansted operations.”

“Earlier this year, we celebrated five years since the launch of flights and holidays from London Stansted, and since day one, the reaction from customers and independent travel agents has been incredible.”

“We are all set for our biggest ever Summer from London Stansted Airport, and the addition of a 15th-based aircraft enables us to take even more customers away on our award-winning package holidays and flights whilst giving them more choice than ever before.”


Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

It remains clear that Jet2 is beginning to get to the stage where they are operating better than in previous periods explained in this piece.

As well as a key focus on Summer 2023, the airline has even gone as far as the Summer of 2024, which isn’t surprising given the high level of demand from the Summer just gone.

For now, all eyes are on the carrier to see where else they will expand their operations to keep those movement numbers up.

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