Jet2 releases updated statement as flights to Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands cancelled from UK

Jet2 have released an updated statement after flights to Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands were cancelled.

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 4:46 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th March 2020, 4:46 pm

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier that flights had been cancelled with immediate effect.

Some passengers were diverted midair and returned to Leeds Bradford Airport.

However, Jet2 have now released a further statement clarifying that flights had been cancelled for 'at least seven days'.

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The statement said: "In response to local measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of bars, restaurants, shops and activities including any water sports, we have taken the decision to suspend flights for at least the next seven days to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect. We know these local measures will have a significant impact on our customers’ holidays which is why we have taken this decision.

“We are contacting our customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us.

“This is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urgency, so that we can fly customers back to the UK.

“The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and we would like to thank our customers for their understanding.”