Airline Jet2 has cancelled all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.
In a statement published on its twitter page, the company 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 cancel all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.
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“We know these local measures will have a significant impact on our customer’ holidays, which is why we have taken this decision.”
The company said it is contacting all customers who are currently in these destinations and those who are due to travel to advise them of their options. Customers are urged not to call the airline.
“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 statement also said.
“The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and we would like to thank our customers for their understanding”.
Flights to Malta have also been postponed after the Maltese government announced a compulsory 14-day period of self-isolation for all citizens arriving from the UK.
“We will be flying customers back to the UK via our programme of scheduled flights which will continue to operate until March 18 inclusive. Thereafter we have cancelled all flights up to and including w/c April 27.”