Low-cost carrier Jet 2 has delayed the resumption of it flights and holidays programme until July 1.
Last month the group announced plans to resume flights on June 17, but this has now been pushed back by at least two weeks.
The UK government is due to unveil its plans for a 14-day quarantine period for arrivals later today, a move which may have a major impact on airlines’ decision regarding the resumption of services to and from the UK.
In a statement the UK’s third largest scheduled airline said:
“In view of the ongoing travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to recommence our flights and holidays programme on July 1. The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our absolute priority, and we are continuing to monitor the situation very closely.
“If you have a booking that is due to depart on or before July 1, you do not need to contact us. We are continuing to proactively contact customers to discuss all options, one of which is rebooking your holiday to a later date. We know just how important holidays are to you, and how much they give everyone something to look forward to, particularly after a difficult time such as this.
“If you have a booking that is due to depart on or after July 1, the booking is subject to our normal terms and conditions.
“Our teams have been working around the clock to look after customers and independent travel agents with affected bookings, and we can assure those affected by today’s announcement will receive this same level of service.
“We have said throughout that the sun will shine again and when it does, we will be there to take you on your well-deserved holidays. As well as this, you can be assured that we will be implementing measures, in consultation with the relevant authorities, to ensure the safety and well-being of everybody onboard. We will announce further details on this in due course.”
The airline’s parent company Dart Group PLC recently said that early bookings for summer 2021 were looking “very promising”, adding that “encouraging numbers” of customers had chosen to rebook cancelled flights and holidays for late summer 2020 and winter 2020/21, rather than cancel altogether.