Jet2 are to suspend all flights and holidays until at least 23 June amid the uncertainty over the governments’ travel proposals.
Jet2’s chief executive, Steve Heapy said that he is “extremely disappointed at the lack of clarity and detail,” from the government and the uncertainty the frame work provides.
Heapy added, “Because of the continued uncertainty that the framework provides, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 23 June.
“Where customers yet to travel are affected by any programme changes, we will automatically cancel their booking with a full refund, and our team of travel experts will be in touch to help them to book their summer getaway for later in the year.
“After several weeks exploring how to restart international travel, with substantial assistance and input from the industry, the framework lacks any rigorous detail about how to get international travel going again. In fact, the framework is virtually the same as six months ago.
“Following the publication of the framework today, we still do not know when we can start to fly, where we can fly to and the availability and cost of testing. Rather than answering questions, the framework leaves everyone asking more.
“We know how much our customers want to get away to enjoy their well-deserved holidays. We have seen buoyant confidence levels from UK holidaymakers, as well as strong demand for our ATOL protected package holidays and leisure flights.
“We are trying to run a business so that we can take customers away, but we need the Government to provide us with clarity to achieve this.”