Flights have all but come to a standstill leaving holidaymakers frustrated. Many Britons are itching to escape the clutches of coronavirus and return to normality. So when can everyone fly again? Here is the full list of updates from major airlines easyJet, TUI, British Airways, Ryanair and Jet2.
- easyJet travel advice for customers with summer flights
TUI suspended all package holidays and cruises after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s advised against all but essential travel.
However, TUI holidays are now set to return from June 12.
TUI’s cruise offerings are due to return later in the year.
If your holiday falls into one of the below categories your holiday will no longer be able to go ahead as planned:
– Marella Cruises sailings on or before June 30 2020 and all sailings detailed below
- All sailings on Marella Celebration
- Sailings on Marella Discovery 2 up to April 30 2021
- Sailings on Marella Dream up to May 4 2021
- Marella Discovery sailings in December 2020 and January 2021
- Marella Explorer 2 sailings between May 5 2021 to October 20 2021
easyJet grounded its entire fleet (other than those aiding in the repatriation effort to bring Britons home) amid the coronavirus crisis.
The budget airline has set no date for when its aircraft will return to the skies.
easyJet is currently working on a seven-day rolling basis which means customers are only likely to hear the fate of their future travel plans a week before the anticipated departure date.
Customers whose flight plans have already been cancelled should expect to hear from a member of the airline’s customer service team.
They will then be given a number of options to chose from in line with the airline’s coronavirus cancellation policy.
British Airways bosses said today that they hope BA can make a “meaningful” return in July – although no set date has been put forwards.
International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh, said: “We are planning for a meaningful return to service in July 2020 at the earliest, depending on the easing of lockdowns and travel restrictions around the world.
“We will adapt our operating procedures to ensure our customers and our people are properly protected in this new environment.
“However, we do not expect passenger demand to recover to the level of 2019 before 2023 at the earliest.”
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Today Ryanair extended its limited schedule once again, this time to May 28.
Over 99 percent of the airline’s aircraft are currently grounded.
In the latest statement from the airline, Ryanair said they expected flights “to return sometime in July.”
No set date was proposed for Ryanair’s return.
Jet2 and Jet2 holidays will return on June 17.
The company has said they are proactively contacting all affected customers in departure date order.
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