easyJet (U2, London Luton) is set to relaunch its in-house tour operator unit, "easyJet Holidays", in 2020, CEO Johan Lundgren said during the ITT Conference in Split, an event for the British travel industry. easyJet will then also sell packages directly to the trade having been selling packages to consumers since 2011.

As quoted by the Travel Weekly, Lundgren said that easyJet Holidays had already inked direct agreements with over 500 hotels and there were many more interested in partnering with the tour operator.

"We get 100 million passengers on our planes, 20 million book accommodation with us so we just need to convert them and we will become one of the biggest players in the sector. This is about capturing opportunities that already exist," he said.

easyJet Holidays has already hired a number of top-level staff from the TUI Group.

easyJet's rival Ryanair closed its in-house tour operator unit Ryanair Holidays earlier in 2019. Wizz Air closed its Wizz Air Tours in 2018.