Taps Wincanton for In-Flight Retail Distribution


Wincanton has secured a pivotal role as’s exclusive transport partner for the efficient distribution of in-flight retail products to UK airports.

Wincanton will utilise specialised vehicles to transport merchandise from’s Retail Operations Centre, a sprawling 150,000 square-foot facility located in Cheshire. Notably, this centre represents a pioneering initiative in the UK aviation sector, setting new benchmarks in terms of customer-centric service, operational efficiency, and enhanced security.

The collaboration will also see Wincanton implement its advanced Control Tower technology to optimise’s network strategy. This technology will provide real-time visibility into stock locations, proof of delivery, and the judicious allocation of resources, all aimed at enhancing transport sustainability and elevating the customer experience.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, stated, “Our continued success hinges on delivering industry-leading customer service. We are excited to extend this commitment to our in-flight retail operations. The establishment of our Retail Operations Centre represents a substantial investment, and we believe it will significantly enhance our service quality for our valued customers.”

Carl Hanson, Managing Director of Group Transport at Wincanton, commented, “We are honoured to be selected as Jet2’s strategic partner in this exciting venture. We look forward to contributing to the satisfaction of Jet2 customers. Our involvement is a testament to our unwavering dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence and innovation in the field.”

Source: Wincanton