Jet2 only UK airline not to cancel flights in July, says OAG
Company attributes record to ‘proactive recruitment plan’
Jet2 was the only UK airline not to cancel a flight in July, according to data published by global flight information provider OAG.
The airline said it carried more than two million customers last month, which included the busiest weekend in the company’s history with more than 800 flights on the weekend of July 23-24, all of which took off.
In comparison, OAG data shows Ryanair cancelled 1.2% of its flights, easyJet 1.3%, British Airways 3.6% and Wizz Air 19.2%.
Jet2 praised its “proactive” recruitment plan in autumn 2021 which, it says, meant it has not had to cancel any flights due to staff shortages, which have been a recurring problem for other airlines.
Steve Heapy, Jet2holidays chief executive, said: “This exhaustive data published by OAG is proof that Jet2.com is the airline that customers and independent travel agents can trust.
“This summer is proving to be incredibly busy and because we prepared well in advance, it means we are flying millions of happy holidaymakers to and from their destinations without having to cancel their plans.
“There has been a lot of focus on the disruption affecting our industry, but this data shows that it is not all bad news.
“Thanks to our team of brilliant colleagues, we can proudly say that we operated every single flight despite July being the busiest month in our entire history.”