Press release - 24 October 2023

Wincanton chosen to manage transport for’s in-flight retail distribution 

Wincanton has been chosen as’s dedicated transport partner. The new partnership sees Wincanton manage delivery of the leading leisure airline’s retail products to airports across the UK.  

Using specialist vehicles, Wincanton will transport goods from’s new multi-million pound 150,000 square foot Retail Operations Centre in Cheshire to storage facilities at UK airports. The centre is the first facility of its kind in the UK aviation industry, which sets new standards for Customer-First service, efficiency and security. 

Wincanton will also implement its Control Tower technology to drive’s network strategy. This innovation will achieve accurate, real-time visibility on the location of stock, proof of delivery, and optimisation of resources, ensuring a sustainable transport offering and improving customer experience. 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays commented:

“Industry-leading customer service is a critical driver of our continued success, so we are absolutely delighted to be applying that to our in-flight retail operation. The opening of this multi-million pound Retail Operations Centre is a first for UK aviation and we know that this pioneering step will provide the very best service for our customers.”

Carl Hanson, Managing Director, Group Transport at Wincanton, commented:

"We are delighted that Jet 2 have chosen us to be their strategic partner in this exciting new venture and we look forward to playing our part in delighting Jet 2 customers. Being part of Jet 2’s growth journey is a testament to our dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation."


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