Jet2 adds extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to sunny destinations after green list announcement

Jet2 has added extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) following the Government's 'green list' announcement.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 8:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th June 2021, 8:22 pm

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed Malta, Madeira, the Balearic Islands, several UK Overseas Territories and Caribbean Islands (including Barbados) will be added to the list from 4am on Wednesday June 30.

People arriving in the UK from green list destinations are not required to self-isolate.

Leeds-based budget airline Jet2 welcomed the move as it added extra flights from LBA to Madeira and Malta.

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A Jet2 plane at Leeds Bradford Airport

There will be additional Saturday services to the sunny islands from July 3 to August 28.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: "We have been urging the UK Government to stay true to their word and follow the scientific evidence when it comes to making decisions about international travel, so today’s announcement is an overdue but welcome step in the right direction.

"We believe other destinations should still be added to the Green List, however what this demonstrates is that the Government is firmly committed to reopening international travel and we commend that approach.

“UK holidaymakers have looked on with envy as other countries across Europe have opened up.

"It is finally their turn to get away on their precious holidays to the sunshine and we could not be more excited about taking them away.”

All additions to the green list apart from Malta will also join the “green watchlist”, as will Israel and Jerusalem – signalling that these countries are at risk of moving from green to amber.

The full list of countries to be added to the red list includes Eritrea, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda.