Following a lack of demand for flights and holidays due to travel corridor removals, Jet2 has made the decision to cancel all impending flights to mainland Spain and parts of Croatia until the end of Summer. Summer 2020 holidays run until September 22, meaning all customers with travel plans on or before this date will no longer be able to jet off.
A Jet2 spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Because of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the current UK government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend flights and holidays to Mainland Spain (affecting Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona) for the rest of Summer 20.
“We are obviously very disappointed to be making this announcement, as we know how much our customers look forward to their well-deserved holidays in these fantastic destinations.”
The news comes following the UK’s decision to remove both countries from the travel corridor list due to rising cases of coronavirus.
Holidaymakers returning from Spain have faced 14-days of mandatory isolation since July 26.
Bookings for next summer are looking strong, and we cannot wait to be back doing what we do best – working with hoteliers and our partners in these destinations to make sure our customers enjoy their well-deserved holidays,” the spokesperson added.
The good news is, customers who are impacted by the cancellations are entitled to rebook their holiday for another date, claim a voucher for a future booking, or request a full refund.
The Jet2 spokesperson said: “Where customers are affected by any programme changes, we have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after them, offering the option to rebook with no admin fee, a Refund Credit Note or a full cash refund, and we are contacting customers to discuss these options.
Cases of coronavirus in Spain have been rapidly increasing in recent weeks causing authorities in the country to tighten restrictions.
As the UK Government is not urging Britons to rush home, any travellers still in Spain may be impacted by new rules.
In parts of Spain, including Malaga, tourists are now being banned from beaches after 9pm.
The move comes in a bid to put a stop to late night gatherings once bars and restaurants shut.
Published at Thu, 03 Sep 2020 19:10:00 +0000