Jet2 extends suspension of holidays and flights to the Canary Islands

2020/08/08 07:50:42 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

Jet2 issued a new update yesterday evening (Friday August 7th), which said that flights and holidays to the Balearic and Canary Islands up to and including 15th August have now also been suspended.

Jet2 had already suspended travel to mainland Spain, with flights and holidays also cancelled until at least August 17th, including to destinations such as Malaga, Alicante and Costa de Almeria.
However, the Balearic and Canary Islands were only cancelled until August 9th, and were due to restart on Monday.

In a statement, they said: "As the government has not changed its advice regarding travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands from the UK, we have taken the decision to suspend flights and holidays to the Balearic and Canary Islands up to and including 15th August."

The airline went on to say: "Because of the uncertainty caused by the government's blanket ban approach when it comes to travelling to these destinations, we will have staggered start dates and will be making some additional adjustments to our flying programmes, meaning that some flights on and beyond this date may be cancelled."

They assured customers that those affected by the changes will be contacted directly with options including:
- Rebooking with no admin fee.
- A credit note.
- or full cash refund.

Jet2 added that for those booked after August 15th, an update will be issued following further government guidance.

The airline has also temporarily suspended holidays to mainland Portugal. This will particularly affect flights to Faro (Algarve), with cancellations in place up to August 17th.

Flights have also been cancelled to Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus for the next week or so, the airline said that flights should resume to these destinations from August 17th, though this is dependent on Cypriot authorities reviewing its entry criteria.