It has been reported that UK holiday airline Jet2, that was due to launch its new base at Bristol Airport has cancelled flights until at least mid-April due to the current Covid-19 restrictions which are affecting the aviation industry.
From a source at Jet2 the airline has cancelled all flights up to 14th April 2021 with the possibility of flights resuming in May or June 2021, this is obviously not the start the airline wanted for its new base but with ongoing travel restrictions any start of operations has had to be delayed.
Since announcing the launch of its new base sales of tickets and holidays from Bristol Airport has been very good and encouraging and we look forward to seeing them start flying from the South West regional airport.
In a statement Jet2 said “Due to the ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 14th April 2021.
We know that customers will remember this approach, and the way we have looked after them will play an important part in our long-term strategy to continue to grow successfully and become the UK’s Leading and Best Leisure Travel business.
For customers due to travel from 15th April onwards, we will provide further updates closer to the time as appropriate.
There is huge pent-up demand for our award-winning flights and holidays. With a fantastic choice of popular sunshine and leisure city destinations available from across our network of UK bases, customers can take advantage of great deals for Summer 21, Winter 21/22 and Summer 22. Our customers work hard and save hard for their holidays, and we are very excited to take them away on holiday again.”
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