Jet 2 will not offer any flights departing English airports during the four-week lockdown period.

The move should not come as a surprise, given the ban on holidays being taken for leisure purposes in England during the lockdown.

The carrier had already suspended flights and holidays to Greece and Cyprus for the rest of the season, and a statement on the carrier’s Twitter page now says:

“Due to the government’s latest travel advice, we have taken the decision to suspend flights and holidays from England to the Canary Islands between November 5 and December 2 inclusive, and we currently plan to restart on December 3.

“This means that, in line with government advice, we will have no flights or holidays departing from England between November 5 and December 2 inclusive.”

Jet 2 said that a programme of inbound flights would operate “for customers in resort”, adding that it is continuing to operate a revised programme of flights and holidays from Belfast International, Edinburgh and Glasgow, although it is “monitoring the situation very closely”.

This week British Airways announced plans to “pause” operations at Gatwick, and Easyjet warned that it expected to fly “no more than” around 20 per cent of capacity this quarter.

Easyjet expects to fly “no more than” 20 per cent of capacity this quarter