Low-cost carrier Jet 2 will not operate any flights or holidays until at least April 14, following the extension of its current suspension of services.

The airline had already suspended operations until March 25, but in a statement said that “Due to the ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including April 14, 2021”.

The move means Jet 2 will not offer any services over this year’s Easter holidays.

The carrier said that “Where customers yet to travel are affected by any programme changes, we will automatically cancel their booking with a full refund”, adding that it had received praise for its “prompt refunding of over £1bn to customers whose travel plans have been affected” during the pandemic.

Last month Jet 2 opened sales for its summer 2022 flight programme, the earliest the carrier has ever released sales for the following year’s summer period.

Jet 2 puts summer 2022 programme on sale

The airline said that there was “huge pent-up demand” for flights and holidays, with several new routes being offered including a new base at Bristol airport.