British low-cost airline Jet2 decided to extend the suspension of its whole air operations until late March 2021. The air carrier announced the prolonged flight termination was the result of the ongoing uncertainty and newly-introduced travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to a plunge in passenger demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, Jet2 has not been operating any flights since the beginning of 2021. According to the airline’s latest statement, it has extended the suspension of all flights until “up to and including 25th March 2021“.
While Jet2 still expects to become a “leading and best leisure travel“ air operator in the UK in the long-term, it had to reassure its customers that travelers who had been affected by the recent changes would receive a full refund for terminated flights.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have always respected that customers should receive their money back if we have not provided their flight or holiday. We know that customers will remember this approach, and the way we have looked after them will play an important part in our long-term strategy to continue to grow successfully and become the UK’s Leading and Best Leisure Travel business“, read Jet2’s statement on January 12, 2021.
However, as of now, the low-cost carrier, which has a total of 90 aircraft in its fleet, has parked 64 aircraft, planespotters.net data showed.
Jet2 also indicated that it would offer its customers some attractive deals for Summer 2021, as well as Winter 2021-2022 and Summer 2022 to its most popular destinations