Yorkshire Airline Leads the Way for Group Travel

June 29, 2012 at 11:23

- named Best Airline for Groups is celebrating after being crowned Best Airline for Groups at the 2012 Group Travel Awards in London.

The leading leisure airline beat off strong competition from other leading airlines including British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Flybe, and EasyJet to win the coveted prize which is voted for by the readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine. The award win follows on from’s success earlier in the year after being named Best Short Haul Airline at the 2012 Globe Travel Awards.

The annual event which honours the very best suppliers to the group travel industry was held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London where 400 key members of the travel trade attended the gala evening reception.

Jason Harvey, Group Sales Manager at, said: “We received the runner-up award last year and hoped we would be able to build on that success and go one step further. It is a privilege just to be nominated in such a prestigious line-up alongside other leading airlines, so we are delighted to have won.

“At, we appreciate that planning a group holiday can be stressful, so we try and make the process as easy as possible for everyone involved. We offer flights to 51 city, sun and ski destinations from eight UK bases, so we really can offer something for every type of group. Receiving the award proves that what we do works and I’m delighted the team’s efforts have been recognised!” has seen a 20 per cent increase year on year for group bookings, Majorca and Ibiza remain favourites for group beach breaks and Barcelona, Prague, and Budapest top the charts for cities. Croatia is emerging as a popular group destination for groups looking for something different.

All customers enjoy perfectly planned flight times, allocated seating and a generous 22kg baggage allowance. Sister company Jet2holidays also offers ATOL protected trips to a range of two to five star accommodation including resort transfers. Groups interested in finding out more should visit