TUI cancels all flights from the UK to Spain from today including the Canaries

2020/07/26 09:16:04 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

TUI confirmed last night (Saturday) that it has cancelled all flights to Spain, including scheduled flights to the Canary Islands, as from today (Sunday), after the British Government has reestablished that all travellers arriving in the UK from Spain will have to serve a mandatory two-week quarantine.

Andrew Flintham, Managing Director of TUI for the UK and Ireland, has commented in statements to British media, that “they are incredibly disappointed that they were not able to hear about this announcement earlier, assuming that this decision was not made yesterday, as many Britons are travelling on holiday over the weekend."

"We want to know why the quarantine has been issued for an entire country, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, when the travel warnings are not yet agreed or official," added Flintham.

Other tour operators such as EasyJet and British Airways have confirmed that, for the moment, they maintain their scheduled flights with Spain.

The decision of the British Executive comes after the rebound of coronavirus cases in Spain, with more than 900 new infections recorded on Friday.

After the upswing in cases, the FCO has advised against non-essential travel to Spain, except in the case of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.