Due to the continued uncertainty and travel restriction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Jet2 has decided to grounded all flights operations until the end of March.
The British low-cost leisure airline initially suspended flights to the Canary Islands, Madeira and Turkey until Feb. 12, but the cancellation has now been extended across its entire network.
The decision came after England’s third national lockdown came into force last week. All of the UK is now under stricter rules to curb the spread of the virus, with Northern Ireland, Wales and the majority of Scotland also in lockdown.
Jet2 in a statement released to newsmen said, passengers affected by the suspension will be issued with a refund, the airline added that it would review the situation from March 26 onwards and update its schedule “as appropriate,” leaving open the possibility that its Easter holiday flights will still operate.
According to data provided by OAG Schedules Analyser, Jet2 operated more than 17,300 seats across 46 routes during this week a year ago.
However, the carrier said there remains “a lot of demand” for leisure travel. The company has already put its summer 2022 schedule on sale, which will see the airline operate 339 routes from its 10 bases in the UK.
Among them are three new destinations from Bristol (BRS), the company’s newest base which opens in April, as well as three from Edinburgh (EDI).