Jet2 cancels all flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to two Greek islands and Cyprus until 2021

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Jet2 has cancelled all flights and holidays to two popular Mediterranean holiday destinations until 2021.

Flights to the islands of Crete and Rhodes in Greece will be suspended until March 30 2021.

The airline and holiday package provider has also suspended flights to Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus until February 13 2021.

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In a statement released at 3pm on Tuesday, November 3, the Leeds-based company said: "We have taken the decision to suspend flights and holidays to Greece (Crete and Rhodes) and Cyprus (Larnaca and Phaphos)

Jet2 has cancelled flights to Crete, Rhodes, Larnaca and Paphos until 2021.Jet2 has cancelled flights to Crete, Rhodes, Larnaca and Paphos until 2021.
Jet2 has cancelled flights to Crete, Rhodes, Larnaca and Paphos until 2021.

"We are planning to restart our flights and holiday programmes to Greece from the 30th of March, 2021, and Cyprus from the 13th of February, 2021.

"Where customers yet to travel are affected by any programme changes, we have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after them, and we will be automatically cancelling affected bookings with a full refund.

"For customers in resort, we are operating a programme of inbound flights booked to and including the eighth of November.

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"We will contact customers who are currently in resort to advise them of their options regarding flying back to the UK.

"We would like to thank customers for their continued patience and understanding.

"This is an incredibly fast moving situation and we will provide an update regarding other destinations as soon as possible."

National lockdown measures are due to begin on Thursday, November 5.

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From then, overnight stays and holidays away from people’s homes will not be allowed, and that includes holidays in the UK and abroad – unless it is for work.

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation will only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions.

Following the Government announcement, Jet2 released a statement on social media, it would be working “to obtain much-needed clarity about what it means for those wishing to holiday overseas.”

"We are planning to operate as normal between now and Wednesday November 4, so customers wanting to get away from the cold and gloom can still book and travel as normal,” it said.

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"If flights or holidays are affected by any changes, we will contact customers to advise them of their options,” they added, and current bookings can be amended to a later date for free.

Rival budget airline Ryanair's customers will not be refunded for flights in November, according to boss Michael O'Leary, who told the BBC's Today programme if a flight was operating, passengers would not get their money back but they could change to a later flight without paying a fee.

The Dublin-based budget airline said it “expects to record higher losses” in the second half of the year, despite having a lower cost base and a stronger balance sheet.

Coronavirus lockdowns led to 99 per cent of the carrier’s fleet grounded for almost four months between mid-March and the end of June.

Package holiday company TUI said: "

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“Holidays from airports in England from November 5 to December 2 are unable to go ahead.

"We'll update anyone affected as soon as possible. If your holiday is cancelled, your options will include rebooking with an incentive, requesting an ATOL-protected refund credit note, or receiving a full cash refund."

Passengers due to travel from Scotland or Wales will be updated “as soon as we know more”.

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