All Jet2 flights from the UK to Spain have turned back to the UK according to data from flight-tracking service Flightradar24.com.
The flights currently affected are
- LS641 East Midlands to Alicante
- LS605 East Midlands to Malaga
- LS1451 Stansted to Fuerteventura
- LS271 Leeds to Alicante
- LS879 Manchester to Alicante
- LS177 Glasgow to Alicante
A spokesperson for Jet2 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.”
Many people due to fly to Spain next week have had their holidays cancelled and have been refunded including from online holiday company Secret Escapes.
Flights from other airlines including Easyjet and Ryanair flights appear to be continuing to Spain.